Hymn for the Weekend - video

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Edit by Sparky - HFTW video has been released!

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well, there are plenty of rumors going around that we are about to get the video for the second single. so thought we should start a thread on it.

so according to this, the indian shoot was for hftw! i'm not exactly sure how feeling drunk and high might work with scenes of kids in a holi festival... but there were rumors about this actress being involved back then too. let's see how it turns out.


SONAM, BEY MAKE MUSIC


Coldplay; (right) Beyonce

The actress features in Brit band Coldplay's new single along side the American pop diva.

After an impromptu performance at a watering hole in Delhi's hip Hauz Khas last July, British rock band Coldplay took their India connection to the next level with a subsequent visit to Mumbai to shoot the music video for their new single, "Hymn for The Weekend" in October.

Now Sonam Kapoor does a cameo in the song, which is the second single of the band's seventh album, A Head Full of Dreams. When contacted, the elated actress confirmed the news, "I love Coldplay's music and so does the world. It was a huge honour to be a part of the video. It's a great concept and I had a lot of fun shooting for it."

The 30-year-old actress plays a mystical muse in the video directed by Ben Mor. "Sonam shot for a day last October at the Golfa Devi Temple in Worli and the Vasai fort," informs a source close to the actress. The video also features American pop diva Beyonce, who has also lent her vocals to the track.

The single is a follow-up to the album's first number, "Adventure of a lifetime," which became the band's 21st UK Top 40 hit and stayed in the top 10 for six weeks.

Sonam's sister, Rhea Kapoor, who often styles her looks conceptualised her appearance for this video too. "They zeroed in on a desi look with Sonam in a ghagra choli and wearing the traditional mang tika and a nose ring," adds the source.

Coldplay frontman Chris Martin sent the Indian social media into a meltdown when, accompanied by music composer Vishal Dadlani, actress Freida Pinto and members of the comedy collective, AIB, he turned up the Summer House cafe and belted out a few of the band's hits, including Paradise and Viva La Vida.

Martin and Freida had travelled to India with a non-profit organisation that is working to end extreme poverty by 2030.

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Well, for one, the video was shot in September not October.
 

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Not saying that discredits the rumor because I have heard it before, but that's what I noticed in the article
 

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So I guess she will play the Beyoncé part as the "mystical muse"
 

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it's just a rumor, no idea if this will turn up to be true. anytime chris/coldplay showed up in india, quite a few false rumors popped up. so maybe this is false too..
 

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So I guess she will play the Beyoncé part as the "mystical muse"
I guess, but rumours said Beyoncé will feature in the video as well? Surely she should play the muse then? Ah too many women in this video....NOT complaining *LOL*
 

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so according to this, the indian shoot was for hftw! i'm not exactly sure how feeling drunk and high might work with scenes of kids in a holi festival... but there were rumors about this actress being involved back then too. let's see how it turns out.
Not sure kids would fit with the theme of the song, after all its a love story. And drunk and high is drunk with life, high with love, it doesn't mean "lets shoot the video in a disco with people on drugs dancing and bottles of beer lying around *LOL* So yeah I agree the kids would look a bit weird, but generally the colours of the festival I think would fit well with the song. Then again I must admit Im not a big fan of a lot of Coldplay videos...the themes in the video seem to often stray quite a bit from the song
 

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Not sure kids would fit with the theme of the song, after all its a love story. And drunk and high is drunk with life, high with love, it doesn't mean "lets shoot the video in a disco with people on drugs dancing and bottles of beer lying around *LOL* So yeah I agree the kids would look a bit weird, but generally the colours of the festival I think would fit well with the song. Then again I must admit Im not a big fan of a lot of Coldplay videos...the themes in the video seem to often stray quite a bit from the song
i think that indian themed video could have fit with ahfod (song) nicely.
 

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i think that indian themed video could have fit with ahfod (song) nicely.
Yes I agree! I wonder if it will be released as a single. For some reason I don't think so, though I hope so! I think Up&Up might be the next single maybe...that video will be epic :)
 

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Yes I agree! I wonder if it will be released as a single. For some reason I don't think so, though I hope so! I think Up&Up might be the next single maybe...that video will be epic :)
yeah! i have a feeling that up&up (because of the noted "album version") and everglow may be the next singles.
 

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Any rumours or news about a release date for this? I assume close to the Super Bowl but the question is before or after? :)
 

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Any rumours or news about a release date for this? I assume close to the Super Bowl but the question is before or after? :)
there were rumors about this week actually. and we are on thursday..
 

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oooh wow, can't wait for this one! It actually looks like a proper epic music video and not like some kind of weird ass student movie lmao.
 
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