Coldplay's Magic: exclusive behind-the-scenes video How did Chris Martin levitate? Where did Ziyi Zhang learn to throw knives like that? Go behind the scenes with Coldplay in this exclusive video by Pete Ohs
Freddie Mercury dons a cape for Queen's It's a Kind of Magic, Ric Ocasek of the Cars walks on water during Magic, and then there's Mark Owen's sublime chest cramped into a women's vest top on Take That's Could It Be Magic … As pop and rock history proves, there are many ways to play with magic in music.
For Coldplay's video for new single Magic, Grammy-winning Jonas Åkerlund has created a world that centres around a travelling circus, the Masters of Marvel, set in the 1920s and starring Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon's Ziyi Zhang as Cecile, a beautiful young magician. Coldplay frontman Chris Martin plays both the part of Christophe, a magician's doting assistant and also Claude, Cecile's brutish husband.
Following the release of the video earlier this month, we have a behind-the-scenes film by Pete Ohs, including pigeon-based bloopers and the secrets behind Martin's newfound levitation skills. Let us know what you think.