Coldplay Show Their True Colors In “Every Teardrop Is A Waterfall” Video

Robbie Daw | June 29, 2011 7:05 am

Following their triumphant gig at Glastonbury over the weekend and the release of the “Every Teardrop Is A Waterfall” EP (which includes additional tracks “Major Minus” and “Moving To Mars”), Coldplay have unveiled a highly-colorful, paint-splotched music video to go along with the new single. Taste the rainbow below! Stop-motion and graffiti come into play here, as Chris Martin & Co. loiter around in an abandoned building and a paint job that would make Curtis Kulig green (and red and yellow and blue and purple and orange) with envy begins to play out on the walls. We can’t even begin to think of how long it took to shoot this thing. (A quick glance on Wikipedia says it took two days — balderdash, we say!)

Eventually the band winds up in a dark room lit by a strobe light, and then finally outside the building altogether, as the paint begins to color the dingy exterior of the rundown structure.

One thing that seems odd: this song is one of Coldplay’s most uplifting to date, so how has it not skyrocketed to the upper reaches of charts the world over like “Viva La Vida” did three years ago?