Somehow, Hot Chip has reached new levels of soulfulness with the second single “Need You Now” off “Why Make Sense?”
The video for “Need You Now” begins with a breakup and lead vocalist Alexis Taylor grieving over the lost relationship. He’s then seen futiley chasing his own self and his dark shadows to figure out where it all went wrong, in a sort of Twilight Zone for star-crossed lovers.
Interspersed throughout the man’s emotional struggles and drab, barren landscape are just a few bright colors– the bright blue trench coat, the dirty, rusty-red rain jacket, and a dazzling female vocalist singing “I need you now!” on an endless loop. It’s worth a look because after dozens of views, it’s still unclear what it really means.
“Why Make Sense” is due May 18 on Domino.