Here you find informations about the song and video "Need You Now" by the British band Hot Chip. "Need You Now" is the second official single of their sixth studio album "Why Make Sense". The song uses samples from the song "I need you now" by Sinnamon.
Song and music video facts
Artist: Hot Chip
Vido Title: Need You Now
Label: Domino Recording
Video Director: Shynola
Duration of song: 4 minutes 48 seconds
Producer of the video: Jacob Hyam-Swan
Producer company: Back Dog Films
Song release date: 1 April 2015
YouTube video release date: 1 April 2015
Further song facts
- The length of radio edit version of "Need You now" is 3:58
- The music genre is Deep House
"A disco ballad for the modern world, it samples Sinnamon's "I Need You Now", occasionally injecting hope into a dark song that appears to be bereft of hope." www.dominomusic.com
Watch YouTube music video
The Hot Chip singer Alexis Taylor is protagonist in the music video. He is described in the following 'man with the blue jacket' or 'blue jacket man'.
First Minute (0 to 1)
Alexis Taylor stands in front of brick house with flat roof. The door is open. He wears a blue jacket, a gray sweater and dark pants. He wears rather large glasses that reach almost to the tip of his nose. The frame of the glasses is brown. A woman about the same age as him is packing boxes into a white van. He turns and goes into the house, closes the door behind him, takes off his blue jacket and hangs it on a coat rack. The scene pans over to the woman, who is presumably his girlfriend or wife. She looks somewhat sadly in the direction of the house. Now a singer is shown on a TV in the house. She sings "I need you now, say it loud". The Hot Chip singer is sitting sadly at a table. Then he turns his head, looks out the window behind him and sees the white van driving away. In the next scene, he is lying on a bed, no longer wearing his glasses. A person wearing an orange rain jacket with a hood on is pulling something out of the passenger compartment. The man with the blue jacket jumps up out of bed, runs to the window and sees the woman upside down in the Toyota car busy with something. He quickly runs to the coat rack, grabs the blue jacket and runs out of the house. He runs after the possibly thief, but the person with the orange jacket has disappeared from the visible area in the scene. Now he runs to the gray Toyota and sees the passenger compartment open and lots of papers lying jumbled on the passenger seat. He now runs after her again, wearing his blue jacket. You see the woman in the orange coat running away again and him running after her. It is raining.
Second minute (1 to 2)
The pursued person with the orange jacket throws something down while running away. The blue jacket man picks up the discarded thing, it is a photo. He wants to pursue the alleged thief, but he finds a photo torn in half. Now the man with the blue jacket looks back and sees himself running away in another direction. The man with the blue jacket goes into a café, sits down at a table, looks at the half-torn photo and is served a warm drink, a coffee or tea, by the waitress. He looks around and sees himself sitting at another table in the café. The recognized other Blue Jackets man throws his cup with drink in the direction of the other. The man with the cup thrown at him storms out of the cafe. He runs into a street and sees himself suddenly disappear, become invisible.
Third minute (2 to 3)
Afterwards, the man with the blue jacket is seen going into the house and hanging his jacket on the coat rack. But he already sees a jacket hanging on the coat rack. Now the woman from the beginning is shown, who has dragged the boxes into the white van. Then the TV is shown with the background singer singing "Need you now. Say it loud. I need you now". The Blue Jackets man is sitting at a table with a cereal bowl in front of him. Now the scene pans over to him standing in the hallway with his back to the wall. The industrial landscape next to his house is shown. After that everything goes fast one after the other, he walks around the house twice. Then the chase scene with the supposed thief is shot again. Everything seems to be running on a time delay. The protagonist sees himself in the future or in the past, as if the events of several multiverses take place at the same place, only somewhat time-shifted. Finally, there is a scene in which something black spreads on the horizon and gradually takes over everything until the man with the blue jacket is also absorbed by the black thing.
Fourth minute (3 to 4)
Now the man with the blue jacket is back in the café and this time he sits down at another table. He again gets a cup with drink from the waitress. But it's the same scene as before only this time from the perspective of the person throwing the cup. He sees the other man with the blue jacket running away. He then sees the orange jacket of the alleged thief behind a table and takes it. In the next scene, the TV is shown again. First, the other band members appear similar to the Bohemian Rhapsody video by Queen. Then the background singer is shown again. We are back in the house, the person with the orange jacket is now also shown. It turns out that it is the same person as the man with the blue jacket. The man in the orange jacket is shown opening the gray Toyota, opening the passenger compartment, taking out all the papers, and finally taking out a yellow bag with several photos.
Fifth minute (4 to 5)
So we know that the apparent thief with the orange jacket is the same person as the man with the blue jacket. He looks at all the photos. When he sees that he is discovered, he runs away. It is shown how the man with the blue jacket sees the other man with the blue jacket and how the latter sees the man with the orange jacket. The man with the orange jacket looks at the photo with his girlfriend or wife and takes out from his jacket pocket the photo torn in the middle, where only he can be seen. He throws away half of the photo in which he can be seen. Now the scene is shown again, in which the man with the blue jacket picks up the half of the photo on which he himself is depicted and looks at it. Afterwards, the girlfriend or wife is again shown looking sadly towards the house. But this time the scene continues and the man with the orange jacket appears. He shows her the full photo of him and her as a couple. She looks at the photo and then hugs the man with the orange jacket. Her facial expression changes from sad to happy.