By Amanda Wicks
OneRepublic premiered their new music video “Kids” today (August 25).
Shot so as to look like one continuous take in an outdoor alleyway, “Kids” follows a Romeo and Juliet-like couple. No, they’re not pursuing each other against their parents’ wishes, but the boy follows the girl from afar until both end up on balconies looking across from one another.
In the meantime, OneRepublic burst in between shots that track the young hopefuls. Lead singer Ryan Tedder sings, sweeping his hands through his hair, while the band backs him acoustically. The video’s deep reds, blues and golds give it an added romantic tone, as Tedder pines for the days when he and his girl were “kids.”
Things take a turn when the young couple finally find each other in person, and the boy grabs the girls hands to race through the alley to what’s become a concert with OneRepublic playing. As the stage lights swell, the colors that have formed the video’s palette take on added effect for a sweeping, sparkling feel.
Check out the latest from OneRepublic above.