Calvin Harris canoodles with Ellie Goulding in his “I Need Your Love” video.
Last we checked, U.K. super producer Scott Calvin, aka Calvin Harris, and eternal EDM muse Ellie Goulding aren’t actually dating (Calvin’s dating Victoria’s Secret model Anne Vyalitsyna and Ellie’s with actor Jeremy Irvine), but they sure could’ve fooled us in the video for their new collaboration, “I Need Your Love.” Dating or not, the duo make a pretty convincing couple. And look, all we’re saying is, if we saw OUR significant other canoodling on a beach (AND NAKEDLY IN BED) with another wo/man, we’d have more than a few reasons to be suspicious.
Watch Calvin Harris and Ellie Goulding’s “I Need Your Love” after the jump.
The video finds EDM’s newest obsession on what looks the cutest, most romantic vacation ever; they hit the beach, lounge around in bed, go dancing, get tattoos together, and share a kiss. Romance is real!
Or is it? It is in the song, anyway. “I feel so high I come alive, I need to be free with you tonight,” Goulding sings over an ascending synth riff and hand-clap beat that explodes into a bass-forward propulsion. “I take a deep breath every time I cross your door. I know you’re there but I can’t see you anymore.” Wait a minute, hold on just a minute. We were so busy crushing out on the video that we didn’t even notice this is actually a sad song! Love is so confusing.
Photo credit: Columbia Records