The Wanted‘s “I Found You” is a sexy, sultry track, with a dance beat that evokes their breakout hit “Glad You Came” plus the added twist of soul-inflected baby-makin’ falsetto vocals on the chorus, so it makes sense that the accompanying music video would also be sexy — sort of. The group’s new video for “I Found You,” which premiered last night (October 15) on Vevo, starts off with long, deliberate Reservoir Dogs-evoking shots of the band pacing down the street, while a beautiful blonde is bound and gagged in a house somewhere. The boys come to the rescue — literally, they find her! — but there’s an out-of-left-field plot twist in the final moments of the clip that shakes things up a bit.
The video’s well-crafted narrative puts a surprising spin on the lazy sexism of the hero-coming-to-save-the-damsel-in-distress trope, but alas — in the great British boy band showdown, it’s certainly no shirtless pool party. Watch The Wanted’s new clip up top.