The Red Hot Chili Peppers are premiering a video for “Dark Necessities”, the lead single from their forthcoming album “The Getaway.”
Directed by actress Olivia Wilde (Vinyl, House), the clip sees the band playing the tune while longboarders Carmen Shafer, Amanda Caloia, Amanda Powell and Noelle Mulligan skate through Los Angeles.
“I pitched them my treatment and they chose it based on the treatment and they gave me a shot and I'll forever be grateful because it served as another type of launch pad for me,” Wilde tells ET Online. "I really found it to be a logical way to get your feet wet in directing because it is essentially an exercise in making a silent film. You have to learn how to tell a story without dialogue - that is really essential.
“They are incredibly creative people and they're so good at what they do,” she adds. “They're so interesting that you really just have to let them have a free space to play in and set them free and they just do 90 percent of the work for you.”
Due June 17, “The Getaway” was produced by Danger Mouse and mixed by Nigel Godrich.
In addition to “Dark Necessities”, the project has been previewed with “We Turn Red” and the album's title track.
The Chili Peppers recently guested on the latest episode of “Carpool Karaoke” on CBS-TV’s The Late Late Show with James Corden.
The band are currently playing festival dates across Europe.
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