‘500 Days of Summer’ inspires Above & Beyond’s ‘Counting Down the Days’ music video
Back in 2009, 500 Days of Summer did a fantastic job of embodying the narrative of modern-day romance. Today, a resurgence of the cult classic’s plot serves as the backdrop for the official music video of Above & Beyond’s “Counting Down the Days.” Doppelgänger actors cover the film’s main plot points, showing the characters falling in love, falling out of love, and finally untangling out of each other’s intertwined lives.
The track’s lovelorn vocals pair perfectly with the film that inspired viewers to take a closer look at their own personal relationships through a calculated discernment of reality vs. expectations. If 500 Days of Summer was released in 2015, we would not be surprised to hear “Counting Down the Days” on the film’s soundtrack.