Nathaniel Rateliff & the Cold Sweats take decades to land that elusive perfect studio session in their hilarious video for “I Need Never Get Old.” The soul-rock band grow disgruntled throughout the clip, with Rateliff descending into pure mania – eventually going shirtless and trying to saw a bass guitar.
As the sessions grow more insane, the band throws on firefighter helmets (a la Brian Wilson); they even sneak in another Beach Boys reference with Rateliff crunching celery into the microphone, as Paul McCartney famously did for the group’s “Vegetables.” The obsession pays off by the video’s climax, with the band performing in the same room – only with grey hair and grown-out beards.
Watch the world premiere of our new video for “I Need Never Get Old.” “It was a long 15 hour day, the video was fun. The concept of the video is us struggling over the song for decades, but ironically it took only 2 hours to record the song in the studio.”Make sure to check back in here this Thursday for a special live video Q&A with us to talk about the track, the video, and more at 3:30PM PST.#INeedNeverGetOldOrder Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats today:iTunes: http://smarturl.it/NRatNSiTunesAmazon: http://smarturl.it/NRatNSAmazonFollow Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats:Official Website: http://nathanielrateliff.com/Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/nathanielrateliff Twitter: https://twitter.com/nrateliffInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/nathanielrateliff/
Posted by Nathaniel Rateliff on Tuesday, March 29, 2016
“It was a long 15-hour day, the video was fun,” Rateliff wrote on Facebook. “The concept of the video is us struggling over the song for decades, but ironically it took only two hours to record the song in the studio.”
Last year, Rateliff & the Night Sweats released their self-titled debut LP, featuring break-out single “S.O.B.”