Coldplay have stunned us all with an exotic and amazing music video for their new single Hymn for the Weekend!
When we saw Coldplay in Mumbai last year we were sure that a music video was being filmed. However A Head Full of Dreams had not been announced and we had no clue who was going to feature in the video nor what the song sounded like. Ben Mor, the director of the video along with the rest of the team have outdone themselves. Just take a look at the video and I hope you agree that it's one of the best Coldplay music videos ever!
In the video we see Beyonce playing a top celebrity with her headshot posted across the streets of Mumbai. Meanwhile Chris and the band are left to play a small gig in the middle of the square while having Holi powder thrown on them by some kids! Now we know where the colourful inspiration for AHFOD came from!
Apart from Beyonce, the video features Bollywood superstar, Sonam Kapoor. Kapoor expressed her excitement to feature in the music video for Coldplay's second single:
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.
Sister Rhea Kapoor, who usually styles her, kept the look strictly traditional. "They zeroed in on a desi look with Sonam in a ghagra choli and wearing the traditional mang tika and a nose ring," a source informed.
For the video, which is being directed by Ben Mor, the Bollywood actress filmed extensively at temples and forts across Mumbai. "Sonam shot for a day last October at the Golfa Devi Temple in Worli and the Vasai fort," added an insider. Shot last October, the video also stars Beyonce, who has also lent her voice to the track.
Beyonce's scenes were shot separately and we mostly see her appear on movie screen or on a film reel. We're presuming she is being portrayed as a movie star throughout the video!
Coldplay are set to perform Hymn For The Weekend with Beyonce along with other classics such as Clocks, Viva La Vida and the newly released Adventure of a Lifetime!
You can watch the video below and discuss with fellow fans here!