Hot Chip – ‘Need You Now’

Simple yet moving clip...

Hot Chip have always been able to pull at the heart-strings in a manner few other bands can match.

Perhaps it's there in the production, continually building and falling. Perhaps it's there in Alexis Taylor's vocals – wistful, soulful and oh so English.

It's certainly there in the video for 'Need You Know'. Taken from upcoming album 'Why Make Sense?', the track pits Taylor's melancholic purr against a soulful guest vocal.

The accompanying visuals are simple yet strangely hypnotic. Alexis takes the central role, tracking down a lost lover.

Yet the simple English seaside environment becomes surreal and hostile, with Alexis finally chasing himself.

Fusing memory with desire, it's a vital watch.

'Why Make Sense?' will be released on May 18th.

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