An adorkable couple struggles to save their relationship in Passion Pit’s “Carried Away” video.
If we learned anything from movies like “Annie Hall,” “Breaking Upwards,” and “500 Days Of Summer,” it’s that romance kind of has a shelf life. Not that we want to come off sounding bitter on Valentine’s Day or anything, but we’re suddenly not feeling THAT optimistic about TRU LUV anymore after watching Passion Pit’s quirky, borderline depressing video for “Carried Away,” featuring a very manic pixie-looking Sophia Bush. Also, WHERE’S THE CHOCOLATE?! Feeling a binge coming on.
Watch Passion Pit’s “Carried Away” video, and check out behind-the-scenes photos after the jump.
Taken from 2012’s Gossamer, “Carried Away” stars Passion Pit frontman Michael Angelakos and Sophia Bush (“One Tree Hill,” y’all!) in a desperate attempt at reviving their almost-dead relationship. Michael and Sophia live together in an adorable house, filled with charming tchotchkes and a failed cat adoption (stay together for the cat, guys!), but as their relationship begins to crash and burn, the house literally turns on them — as Sophia turns her back to Michael, their bed splits apart, sending Michael into a *symbolic* pit of breakup hellfire. Ugh.
Tensions finally culminate after an awkward dinner party (you know, the one where you make your mutual friends feel super uncomfortable as you publicly fight with your partner) when Michael and Sophia hurl horrible breakup-y lines at each other like, “You make me sick” and “Stop pretending it’s fine.” Their words freeze in midair, hang out like giant pink breakup elephants in the room, and go bouncing around the house, breaking even MORE stuff. So, why don’t doesn’t this broken couple just call it a day already? Well, there’s still some affection there (hard as it is to believe). As Passion Pit’s bouncy-quirky-happy melody leads the video along, we catch glimpses of Michael and Sophia’s better days — there they are cuddling, dancing and singing, playing adorable instruments together — you get it. So, since it’s Valentine’s Day and we’re suddenly feeling optimistic, we’re going to prescribe a nice couple’s counselor and a Canyon Ranch getaway for these guys. And no more pets.
Michael Angelakos and Sophia Bush get made up all couple-y. Shame they’re breaking up!
Sophia Bush, behind the scenes of “Carried Away.” GORGEOUS.
+ Watch Passion Pit’s “Carried Away” video.
Photo credit: Columbia Records/Bad Joan Photography