True Love is the next video? *Official video released*

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Why is it nonsense? :)
there's a few bits that don't connect to the main story, example: they could have skipped to the ballerina part that we wouldn't miss it.
that's what I meant by nonsense :p
 

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there's a few bits that don't connect to the main story, example: they could have skipped to the ballerina part that we wouldn't miss it.
that's what I meant by nonsense :p
If you think positively, Coldplay wanted to hire these ballerinas because they would get paid :p. One thing for sure is money :p
 

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The video is quirky and the sumo suits are funny but I am disappointed. I was hoping True Love wasn't gonna be the same or similar to the Magic vid but I had a feeling it would be with Jonas directing again. Magic was ok, it was pleasant, held no real replay value for me though.

True Love is a completely different song and I would of liked to see a darker themed and emotional video, the same 'acting style' video of Magic does not suit the song at all. The Midnight video (a few peeps are mentioning just 3 vids) was bang on, really absorbing, complimented the song, trippy and mysterious.

Prefer the videos directed by Mat Whitecross too, apart from the clanger that was Charlie Brown, True Love is above that still! Coldplay are inconsistent with their videos though, their best ones tend to be the first off each album.
 

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I was expecting something serious and dark and i was completely wrong xD i love the video though, its pretty funny. But it doesnt really fit the song.


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So lets preface this by saying the MVs never really matter to me, so long as the music is good.

However, I must say this was a stinker. I already wasn't a big fan of the MVs for Midnight and Magic. A Sky Full of Stars was okay though. But True Love was just so cringe worthy in my view. I think it stemmed from the fat suit and all....

Add on top of that the missing members of Coldplay. Like, WTF!? Either they don't have them at all in videos (like Magic) or they show up in the video and do nothing in them (like Midnight). Just the same gripes I usually make with poor Coldplay MVs. Iunno, I set the bar pretty low for this after the Magic video and I wasn't surprised at my renewed disappointment.

I go back to what I said after the Magic video: they can't go wrong with a performance-based video, where the acting is minimal and the input/attendance from the rest of the band is maximal. To me, the best thing about Coldplay are their live shows. So why not give that impression in an MV in the style of a performance video a la Clocks or Fix You? Perhaps they're trying to hit a home-run with a non-performance based video (like Yellow, The Scientist, Strawberry Swing), but they've struck out more than anything. Anyone calling this video a perfect, 10/10 is just lying to themselves. What kind of '10/10' Coldplay video doesn't even have 100% of the band in it?

I'll prolly get flamed for that rant, but of course this is all opinion, mines and others. I wasn't saying anyone's opinion is wrong, but I can't see how this video can be rated anything above 8/10 personally.
 

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I think if the big suits weren't there the video would be better
 

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I think if the big suits weren't there the video would be better
Better, but still not good. Actually, I think the big suits were needed for the direction they were going. Unfortunately, it wasn't a very good direction.
 

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Just saying christmas lights is the best mv imo :p


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Anyone think that the orange ball shape at the end was similar to parachutes globe, it even has a line through the middle. So what I was thinking that maybe its a hint at the direction of the next album, or maybe and more likely its just wishful thinking. Thoughts?
 
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So lets preface this by saying the MVs never really matter to me, so long as the music is good.

However, I must say this was a stinker. I already wasn't a big fan of the MVs for Midnight and Magic. A Sky Full of Stars was okay though. But True Love was just so cringe worthy in my view. I think it stemmed from the fat suit and all....

Add on top of that the missing members of Coldplay. Like, WTF!? Either they don't have them at all in videos (like Magic) or they show up in the video and do nothing in them (like Midnight). Just the same gripes I usually make with poor Coldplay MVs. Iunno, I set the bar pretty low for this after the Magic video and I wasn't surprised at my renewed disappointment.

I go back to what I said after the Magic video: they can't go wrong with a performance-based video, where the acting is minimal and the input/attendance from the rest of the band is maximal. To me, the best thing about Coldplay are their live shows. So why not give that impression in an MV in the style of a performance video a la Clocks or Fix You? Perhaps they're trying to hit a home-run with a non-performance based video (like Yellow, The Scientist, Strawberry Swing), but they've struck out more than anything. Anyone calling this video a perfect, 10/10 is just lying to themselves. What kind of '10/10' Coldplay video doesn't even have 100% of the band in it?

I'll prolly get flamed for that rant, but of course this is all opinion, mines and others. I wasn't saying anyone's opinion is wrong, but I can't see how this video can be rated anything above 8/10 personally.
I think you're definitely right. What a lazy waste of time this was. I didn't laugh once or even smile once. And anyone who thought it was "cute" is basically admitting that the video has absolutely NO connection with the song.
 

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Chris is totally making music and videos for his kids so that they could scream KAWAIIIIII....that's it...
 

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Chris is totally making music and videos for his kids so that they could scream KAWAIIIIII....that's it...
this! but i hope it won't last long or else coldplay music lovers would become "strictly for teens, tweens and younger"..
 

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True Love is a completely different song and I would of liked to see a darker themed and emotional video, the same 'acting style' video of Magic does not suit the song at all. The Midnight video (a few peeps are mentioning just 3 vids) was bang on, really absorbing, complimented the song, trippy and mysterious.
I go back to what I said after the Magic video: they can't go wrong with a performance-based video, where the acting is minimal and the input/attendance from the rest of the band is maximal. To me, the best thing about Coldplay are their live shows. So why not give that impression in an MV in the style of a performance video a la Clocks or Fix You? Perhaps they're trying to hit a home-run with a non-performance based video (like Yellow, The Scientist, Strawberry Swing), but they've struck out more than anything. Anyone calling this video a perfect, 10/10 is just lying to themselves. What kind of '10/10' Coldplay video doesn't even have 100% of the band in it?
My feelings exactly.

Its all very well if you think the video is cute and sweeeeet and funny, in which case I recommend you watch ninja turtles and high school musical, but their videos lack certain qualities that are unforgivable for a band of such status. Imagination, creativity, sophistication, originality, production, seriousness in some cases (for songs like True Love), performance based visuals and THE BAND. The video also needs to have a connection with the song and not just be "cute".

Strawberry Swing is a perfect example of what they're capable of achieving. Its still effectively a love story but the video is very well thought out and greatly executed.

I wiewd this once and it was so cringeworthy and uncomfortable to watch!
 

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Tbh, i've been thinking about this a long time and it clear to me now that Coldplay is effectively trying to stay mainstream to the point where they have jumped on the bandwagon of making stupid "funny" music videos to get more views. Also i think they are still trying to make funny videos to cleanse the bland reputation that Coldplay once (still maybe) has. I remember Viva era that u could defend Coldplay easily when talking to a hater. Nowadays, I usually agree and say Coldplay has sold out. Have they sold out? Idk, they honestly don't need to. They seem to want to. This video was god awful...
 

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Ahhhh.. Chris's little face, as the caretaker, watching the dancers from backstage... so sad. Quite brought a tear to my eyes.
 

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This is like when muse did the panic station video... A bit crazy and random. But i like that they dont take them selves so serious. :)
 

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This is like when muse did the panic station video... A bit crazy and random. But i like that they dont take them selves so serious. :)
The Panic Station video?! That was extremely creative and very funky in a rock and roll kind of way. You simply cannot compare the two.

Muse are legendarily good at music videos. Its outrageous to compare them to Coldplay.
 
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