He's not best known for his music career, and maybe there's a good reason for that.

Actor David Hasselhoff, 62, has released a bizarre new '80s-themed pop video that will leave even some of his die-hard fans scratching their heads.

The former Baywatch star's song True Survivor is from a new movie called Kung Fury that was funded through crowdfunding platform Kickstarter.

The movie is described as a "visually spectacular action comedy that has its foundation in 80s cop movies" and has raised $630,019.

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In the pop promo, David is seen fighting street thugs, riding dinosaurs and roaming around a dystopian world.

When he sings the lyrics, "a devil is rising, a shadow from the past" an actor dressed as Hitler appears.

Speaking about the music video, Hasselhoff said: "The '80s was about fun, action and heroes.

"Kung Fury has it all! I'm honoured to be involved with [director] David Sandberg, an up-and-coming force of nature in the animation digital entertainment world."

He added: "The song is perfect for me as I really am, in real life, a True Survivor."

- Daily Mail