Calvin Harris & Ellie Goulding Struggle Through Bad Relationship in ‘Outside’ Video: Watch

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Calvin Harris backstage during the Bacardi Triangle event on November 1, 2014 in Fajardo, Puerto Rico. The event saw 1,862 music fans take on one of the most mysterious forces of nature in a three day epic music adventure. (Christopher Polk/Getty Images for BACARDI)

Calvin Harris backstage during the Bacardi Triangle event on November 1, 2014 in Fajardo, Puerto Rico. The event saw 1,862 music fans take on one of the most mysterious forces of nature in a three day epic music adventure. (Christopher Polk/Getty Images for BACARDI)

When we last saw Calvin Harris and Ellie Goulding together, in the video for Harris’s single “I Need Your Love,” the pair were playing lovers hidden under the covers.

This time, they’re a pair of Brits in dysfunctional relationships surrounded by some very sci-fi turns of event.

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In “Outside,” Harris and Goulding play two halves of two different relationships that are not going well: there is fighting, there is shouting, there is the throwing of objects. The costuming, makeup and even set design are meant to lead us to believe they are chavs, lower class and rather uncool Brits. The reason this stereotype is invoked is unclear because the director, frequent Harris collaborator Emil Nava, takes things in the direction of special effects with implied sci-fi origins — as is frequently his style.

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