It's great when a band you love makes a long-awaited return, then gives that album cycle a nice, long, enthusiastic life. Eleven months after Red Hot Chili Peppers came back (after five years away!) with The Getaway, they've still got the creative spirit flowing, dropping their "Goodbye Angels" video today.
Directed by Iceland's Tota (a.k.a. Thoranna Sigurdardottir, who also directed a naked-again Anthony Kiedis in "Go Robot" last year), the clip splices a narrative with live footage featuring gauzy lights superimposed on top. Insofar as we can understand the story via the clipped glimpses, a woman encounters a series of misadventures on her way to/during a Red Hot Chili Peppers show. She gets chased by a cop and his dog, pees outside, steals a guy's BMX, steals a beer at the venue, makes out with a woman in the ladies' restroom so she can pilfer a pill out of her pocket. She winds up casually strolling past the band backstage and crying alone in the empty venue after the gig's done.
Aside from "Goodbye Angels" and "Go Robot," RHCP's The Getaway has netted the Olivia Wilde–directed "Dark Necessities" as well as "Sick Love," an animated clip that Beth Jeans Houghton, who once dated Kiedis, illustrated and helmed.
Next, throw it back to this extended Fuse x Chili Peppers interview: