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Cut Copy – “Need You Now” February 17, 2011

Posted by gwyoung in Music, Music Videos.
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Cut Copy’s “Need You Now” might end up being the best single of 2011, with its ethereal atmospheric dance beats building up over the course of its six minutes to one of the best climaxes the group has ever created. They could’ve done pretty much anything with the video and it would’ve been good just because of the strength of the song, but what they chose is especially appropriate: athletes from a multitude of different sports storm the stage where the band is performing, begin playing with each other’s equipment, and eventually start wielding axes in a grand melee right when the song reaches its tipping point. It’s light-hearted and comical yet also kind of inspiring, resulting in a perfect fit:

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