Hot Chip - Need You Now

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Hot Chip will release their sixth album and second for Domino, Why Make Sense?, on 18th May 2015. Recorded in Oxfordshire and London and produced by Hot Chip with Mark Ralph, Why Make Sense? is the band’s follow up to 2012’s critically acclaimed In Our Heads.

Director: Shynola
Production company: Black Dog Films
Producer: Jacob Swan Hyam
Head of Black Dog: Katie Dolan
Production Assistant: Stephanie Werrell Smyth
DoP: Benoit Soler
1st AD: Chris Kelly
Art director: Ezra Piers-Mantell
Costume designer: Kate Tabor
Gaffer: Mark Holownia
Focus Puller: Anthony Hugill
Girlfriend character played by Sophie Francesca
Video within video DoP: Beau Scott
Editor: Leila Sarraf at Trim
Colourist: Paul Harrisson at Finish
VFX and online: Ross McDowell

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A breakup story takes a surreal twist for Hot Chip leader Alexis Taylor in the new video for the UK group's "Need You Now."

The visual accompaniment for this low-key, soul-inflected dance tune begins with a woman packing up a van and leaving Taylor. He mopes around the house, but things get increasingly surreal as he becomes caught in a time loop with multiple versions of himself and he ends up at a set of train tracks leading to nowhere.

The clip was directed by Shynola.

This song comes from Hot Chip's upcoming album Why Make Sense, which is due out on May 19 through Domino.
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