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HP Envy 4 Ultrabook ‘Hot Potato’ 2012 Commercial – What’s the Song?

'Anna Sun' EP
RCA Records

It’s that time of the year again — time to get ready for going back to school, if going back to school is still something you do when September rolls around — and one of the must-have items this year is the HP Envy 4 Ultrabook. Well, it at least seems like the choice item, if the newest HP commercial is to be believed.

Or wait a minute, are the kids in the ad trying to get rid of the computer? It may be a weird way to advertise something, but that’s exactly what it looks like they are doing. The spot is called the “hot potato commercial,” after all, and the kids in the clip keep passing the Ultrabook along like it’s a hot potato. Perhaps it’s simply too hot for one person to hold on to?

Anyway, enough about the odd commercial, let’s get to the important part: the soundtrack. The song featured in the clip is by Walk the Moon, an indie act based out of Cincinnati, Ohio with three full-length albums and two EPs to their credit. The tune  is titled ‘Tightrope’ and it’s the lead track from their latest release, the ‘Anna Sun’ EP. Is it just us, or does it have a major MGMT-like vibe going on?

The lo-fi, low-budget video for ‘Tightrope’ is super fun, with its mix of OK Go-like synchronized dancing and Bob Dylan-like dropped note cards — not to mention the gaggle of geeky dancers backing up the band. For a real taste of Walk the Moon, watch the ‘Tightrope’ video here.

Check Out Walk the Moon’s ‘Tightrope’ Featured in the HP Envy 4 Ultrabook Commercial

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