today (April 7) premiered the music video for “Magic,”
the lead single off their forthcoming album Ghost Stories
(out May 19). The British band isn’t exactly known for throwing curveballs, so in a very Coldplay move the visual is about, yes, a magician. Directed by Jonas Åkerlund
, the black-and-white short stars the lovely Ziyi Zhang
as a ’20s-era flapper magician, with front man Chris Martin
playing two roles: her abusive husband and her charming assistant (who is himself an aspiring illusionist).
It’s just like The Prestige, only not gripping at all! Really, though, it’s a quirky, entertaining video, specifically the parts with Martin playing a goofy-ass villain. Check it out up top.
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