Birds- Coldplay

The British band is back with a light and colorful track.

2016 marks Coldplay’s 20th year in the music industry and they’ve just launched second music video Birds off their seventh studio album, A Head Full of Dreams. In this video, Chris Martin, Guy Berryman, Johnny Buckland and Will Champion explore the famous Salvation Mountain of the Colorado Dessert.

This kaleidoscopic clip shot on Super 8mm personally is a cross between the music video for Interstate Love Song by the Stone Temple Pilots and I Wanna Be Adored by The Stone Roses. In a way, the scenes also remind me of Rob Zombie’s earlier works with film. Or maybe that’s just me. Despite the similarities, the music can easily become a part of your summer playlist for this year. Reviewers also dubbed this as an “colorful enough for Instagram” clip (partly because of the recent obsession of the newer generation over all things that scream 90’s) but this one comes off as a more authentic and unorchestrated approach to creating a video clip inspired by the aesthetic from the late 80’s until the early 90’s.

Director Marcus Haney, famous for his works such as Austin to Boston and No Cameras Allowed took to Instagram the band’s latest release as “…a tribute of thanks to the late artist Leonard Knight for creating Salvation Mountain and bringing so much joy to everyone who's come across it.” He expressed how much joy it brought him to be able to shoot with Super 8mm as well as thanking those who took part in the making of the video.

Martin shared that the band wants A Head Full of Dreams to be “…a big colorful, joyful thing”. The seven-time Grammy winners are set to take their 38-date A Head Full of Dreams Tour to Argentina's Estadio Unico de La Plata in Buenos Aires this coming March 31st.

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