Virtual Insanity features Jay Kay dancing and performing the song in a bright white room with a grey floor. The video earned recognition from critics for its special effects: the floor appears to move while the rest of the room stays still, allowing Kay to perform moves not typically seen in music videos.
“Plenty of music videos try to dazzle viewers with bombastic visual effects, a predictable strategy that often feels more enervating than entertaining. But ”Virtual Insanity,” the vertigo-inducing video from U.K. pop-soul band Jamiroquai, achieves its eye-catching look through a technique that’s so simple you can almost do it at home.” – Tim Sinclair, Entertainment Weekly
“It’s stark and minimalist without feeling cold, yes. It’s intimate — a cousin to Hype Williams’ signature fish-eye, perhaps, but sillier, less self-consciously stylish. There’s Jay Kay’s delightfully playful way of moving, a Beck-meets-The Jetsons update on the moonwalk. And then there’s the fact that he’s literally dancing over a rapidly changing landscape as he sings about misgivings with an uncertain, tech-centric future.” – Emma Silvers, KQED