Limp Bizkit Are Deepfake World Leaders in ‘Out of Style’ Music Video
The members of Limp Bizkit are portrayed as deepfake world leaders in the Fred Durst-led band's new music video for "Out of Style," the opening song on their 2021 comeback album, STILL SUCKS.
A deepfake is a synthetic portrayal of a person where an existing image or video of them is replaced with someone else's likeness, as popular online videos of Tom Cruise and Elon Musk deepfakes have shown. The creations that involve artificial intelligence and machine learning have been said by many to set a dangerous precedent for online privacy.
Watch the video down toward the bottom of this post.
The Limp Bizkit "Out of Style" clip includes deepfakes of world leaders such as Joe Biden, Vladimir Putin, Volodymyr Zelensky, Xi Jinping and Kim Jong-un, and, per a press release, "even invites an appearance from 'Mr. Maverick' himself in A.I. form."
The video, which shows the deepfake band playing in a garage, was directed by Durst with Marc Klasfeld. When it emerged Wednesday (Feb. 8), the Limp Bizkit vocalist and Klasfeld pointed to a Jimi Hendrix lyric to sum up the clip — "When the power of love overcomes the love of power/ The world will know peace."
Limp Bizkit also said they've hidden Easter eggs throughout that point to a deeper meaning.
Further, STILL SUCKS is now available on CD for the first time — order it here in both standard ("silver") and limited numbered ("gold") editions.
See Limp Bizkit's upcoming tour dates under the video.
Limp Bizkit, "Out of Style" (Music Video)
Limp Bizkit Spring 2023 European Tour Dates
March 30 – Munich, DE @ Zenith
March 31 – Stuttgart, DE @ Schleyerhalle
April 2 – Vienna, AT @ Gasometer
April 3 – Prague, CZ @ Forum Karlin
April 5 – Frankfurt, DE @ Jahrhunderthalle
April 9 – Tilburg, NL @ @ 013
April 12 – Manchester, U.K. @ Manchester Academy
April 13 – Birmingham, U.K. @ O2 Academy
April 16 – London, U.K. @ O2 Academy Brixton
April 17 – London, U.K. @ 02 Academy Brixton