View: https://www.instagram.com/p/B4IlUW2Au16/?igshid=1ljticf5dgd11"We filmed this part of the Orphans video a few weeks ago at 3am in NYC, on a phone. Nobody paid us much attention. PH"
At first I thought it was an infra-red video (you know how drones with missiles have that infra-red camera) of the place that Chris plays the guitar.I asked Mat about the strange video from Orphans : View: https://twitter.com/ThomasPhilibert/status/1188877903557251073
Remember the leak on Coldplay.com ? it mentionned a performance in Amman, Jordan...This bit could have also been shot there, at the famous ruins site ?At first I thought it was an infra-red video (you know how drones with missiles have that infra-red camera) of the place that Chris plays the guitar.
But who knows. It could be just in infra-red view of a specific place where wars has happened.
Except me. I only managed to become aware of the 2 singles after they were released and subsequently became amazed by them. Partially because I didn't expect to hear anything from them until late 2020 at the earliest, considering how busy they've been. And that I'd taken lots of time off from the forum, it was the perfect recipe to catch me by surprise in the best manner possible (I didn't even know through the forum, popped up in my YT feed which I find weird because for artists I follow my phone will send me notifs if they have any new material, so I'm surprised I never really got anything from that)we were all on high alert...smh
I was thinking after I watched the premiere, that it is mind blowing to think of all these unassuming people walking by in the streets, unaware that they were being exposed to new Coldplay material that would make it onto a future album. Most of these poor people wouldn't have recognized this opportunity to say "hey guys look at me I got an inside look at new Coldplay material". They might realize it after the fact when they hear this on the radio (and lucky for them that this turned out to be the biggest hit thus far, so this is fairly likely) so they might be weirded out when they realize they'd definitely heard the tune before, then realize some guy played it when they were walking down the streets of NYC at 3am, and if they did some digging they'd find out it was a new song and someone somehow managed to know it before release (or they'd figure out that they unknowingly got a sneak preview of a new song right from the boys themselves! or they'd assume they went for the walk after the release, although 3 weeks is a pretty big time and depending on their life situation they may or may not be able to distinguish that). Then for those of those who truly realized what happened they would have considered that a cursed missed opportunity to leak the song or brag about being the first ones to hear it outside of the band and the producers themselvesNow I see why there were no leaks
What I find to be "something else" is that somebody went through all the trouble of digging deep into the lyrics to really find out what they were about. Really some amazing symbolism in their lyrics, if you look for them, otherwise they just fade into the background, so they can cater to both the casual listener and the analyst. I wonder if Chris would come along and confirm this all. That would be really cool and I haven't seen such an in depth look at Coldplay lyrics in a long time. Considering the contrast of the poppy wrapper the song is in and the dark and devastating story the lyrics tell this is a very good place to start, I'd think. Wonder what the rest of the album will be like lyrically!Woah! Does this explain the flower reference in the projected sequence?? There is a flying reference for the birds and of course for fire/explosions.
Pretty amazing if that's the case.
Tweet unavailable..... what did he say?I asked Mat about the strange video from Orphans : View: https://twitter.com/ThomasPhilibert/status/1188877903557251073