Ever since I heard actress Olivia Wilde was chosen to direct the video music for Red Hot Chili Peppers “Dark Necessities.” I was deeply intrigued. The actress is no stranger to directing, she made her directorial debut earlier this year with the visually memorizing “No Love Like Yours” by Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros.
Honestly Olivia Wilde did a fantastic job directing “Dark Necessities.” Without any doubt the newest Red Hot Chili Peppers video captures the essence of the band.
The camera follows longboarders — Carmen Shafer, Amanda Caloia, Amanda Powell, and Noelle Mulligan — as they skate through the gritty landscape of Los Angeles. The video often highlights cuts and bruises they sustain. In contrast, the members of Red Hot Chili Peppers are seen rocking out and goofing off indoors in a darkly lit house. Anthony Kiedis, obviously, sings shirtless in the video while the eccentric bassist Flea is seen rocking out inside a kitchen sink.