Swedish glam rockers the Ark sound like the Darkness, and in their video for “One of Us Is Going to Die Young” off State of the Ark, the quintet take style tips from them, too. Shirtless, leather-clad frontman Ola Salo sports black angel wings and a stylized coif as he charges through this ode to living fast (“I’m only saying that where I come from / People find it very fashionable to burn like a flame / never get tame, grown-up and lame”). The clip focuses on the singer as he wiggles, writhes, and pouts sexily in front of the camera, and it’s set in a sepia tone augmented by tawdry chandeliers and an awesomely bizarre lime-green laser show. The clip is uber-dramatic, totally amusing, and so utterly the Ark.
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