National may have struck a problem with their campaign video. The soundtrack sounds suspiciously like Eminem’s song “Lose yourself” which was the lead song in the movie 8 Mile.
National has had this problem in the past. In 2007 a DVD was created about John Key which had a song which sounded like Coldplay’s Clocks. After a complaint the DVD was withdrawn.
Maybe National has learned and did get the Artist’s approval to use the song this time. Even if it did you have to wonder at the choice of song. You see it is all about a rapper who is ready to publicly perform and who chokes, a bit like National seems to be doing now.
Here are some of the lyrics:
His palms are sweaty, knees weak, arms are heavy
There’s vomit on his sweater already, mom’s spaghetti
He’s nervous, but on the surface he looks calm and ready to drop bombs,
But he keeps on forgetting what he wrote down,
The whole crowd goes so loud
He opens his mouth, but the words won’t come out
He’s choking how, everybody’s joking now
The clock’s run out, time’s up, over, bloah!
Perhaps this is how John Key feels every time that Dirty Politics is raised …
Anyway here is a video of Lose Yourself:
And here is National’s campaign video: