The New Video From Red Hot Chili Peppers - Dark Necessities Directed By Olivia Wilde!

The New Video From Red Hot Chili Peppers – Dark Necessities Directed By Olivia Wilde!

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“Dark Necessities” is a song from American rock band Red Hot Chili Peppers and is the first single from their eleventh studio album, The Getaway. After announcing the single through their Twitter page on May 2, 2016, the single was released three days later on May 5, 2016.The music video was released on June 16, 2016.

“Dark Necessities” was yet another hit for the band on the Billboard charts. It became the band’s 25th top ten single, extending their record over runner-up U2 (23). The song became the Chili Peppers’ 30th to chart inside the chart’s top 20, which places them one entry below U2, with 31. The Chili Peppers have moved into a tie for the third-most Alternative Songs visits, matching Foo Fighters‘ 31; the leader, again, is U2 at 41, while Pearl Jam has charted 38.

Fans can pre-order the band’s album, The Getaway through their website where they will be able to purchase various packages which include “Dark Necessities” on a webstore exclusive cassette single. Fans who also pre-order any of the packages will get a digital download of the single for free.

“Dark Necessities” made its live debut on May 22, 2016 at the Rock on the Range festival in Columbus, OH.

In a June 7, 2016 video interview for the band’s YouTube channel, Anthony Kiedis discussed the song saying that many of the songs were created on their own however “Dark Necessities” was one of the songs that the band had written with Brian Burton aka Danger Mouse. Kiedis said that he went to Hawaii and worked on the lyrics to the song which speak to the beauty of our dark sides and how much creativity, growth and light actually comes out of those difficult struggles that we have on the inside of our heads that no one else can see. Kiedis also said that the song meant a lot to Burton and it was one of his favorites. He said that Burton fought for “Dark Necessities” to be the first single however the band wanted “The Getaway” to be the first single while the label and managers wanted the song “Go Robot” to be the first single.

The video, directed by actress/director Olivia Wilde, was first announced by Chad Smith on May 31, 2016  and was released through the band’s Facebook page on June 16, 2016. Chris Blauvelt served as the cinematographer.