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RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS Unveil OLIVIA WILDE-Directed Video For 'Dark Necessities'

Grammy Award-winning Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame inductees RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS have unveiled the music video for their current single, “Dark Necessities”, from their upcoming new album “The Getaway”, which will be released tomorrow (June 17) via Warner Bros. Records. The clip was directed by actress Olivia Wilde and features notable female long boarders Carmen Shafer, Amanda Caloia, Amanda Powell and Noelle Mulligan.

RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS frontman Anthony Kiedis stated about the band’s decision to work with Wilde: “We received [her treatment] and it was very simple and it was about this dark and bruised side of these athletes, these female skateboard athletes and it was just easy and simple and we were trying to do simplicity.” He added abut the experience: “I like it a lot. I like her a lot, I like the video a lot and I’d work with her again.”

Wilde‘s only previous directing credit is a short film called “Free Hugs”. Her acting resume includes roles on the TV series “Vinyl”, “House” and “The O.C.”, while her film credits include “The Lazarus Effect”, “Her”, “Tron: Legacy”, “Rush”, “The Change-Up”, “Cowboys And Aliens” and many more.

CHILI PEPPERS bassist Flea told The Pulse Of Radio that “Dark Necessities” almost didn’t become the first single. “I mean, I knew that was a good song,” he said. “There was another one that was gonna be the first single and then we… Like, we already told the record company, ‘Okay, we’re gonna do this one,’ and then we changed our mind and went to ‘Dark Necessities’. But I’m glad we went with it. What I like about this record is that every song really occupies its own space, the songs don’t repeat themselves, and that one was a great song. It’s dynamic and it just feels great to play, you know. It has a real pull to it.”

“The Getaway” will follows up 2011’s “I’m With You”.

Photo credit: Steve Keros

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