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When Coldplay released their seventh album A Head Full Of Dreams at the end of 2015, rumors began swirling that it may be the U.K. four-piece’s last record. The Super Bowl performers have stayed relatively mum on the subject, but what they’re definitely making noise with is their music video releases.
First there were the singing monkeys in “Adventure of a Lifetime,” the kaleidoscopic visuals in “Birds,” and the beautiful scenery in “Hymn For The Weekend.” Of course, by beautiful scenery we mean both the shots of India and shots of Beyonce. #DoubleSlay
Now Coldplay has dropped yet another visual achievement in their rich career of ground-breaking music videos with “Up&Up.”
From visionary directors Vania Heymann and Gal Muggia, “Up&Up” features Coldplay members Chris Martin, Jonny Buckland, Guy Berryman and Will Champion playing in the clouds and on mountains while images of washing machines as pools, sponges as soccer stadiums, and mountains erupting with popcorn play tricks on the viewer.
The ambitious music video shows one incredible piece of visual trickery after another, where nothing is quite as it seems and everything is suddenly more beautiful thanks to the melding of unrelated aspects of human life together.
In 20 years as a band, Coldplay have wowed us with music videos of sunrises, car wrecks shot in reverse, stop-motion wars, magic shows, and more. Even with their history of pushing boundaries, Coldplay’s latest video for “Up&Up” rises to the top of an incredible discography.