REUTERS: Coldplay have made a brief preview available to accompany their single “Strawberry Swing” that will be shown in UK cinemas from July 22nd as a supporting act to Sacha Baron Cohen’s mockumentary “Bruno,” as well as to romance “The Proposal” starring Sandra Bullock. In it, frontman Chris Martin, dressed as an old-style superhero, battles a giant squirrel, whch is drawn entirely in chalk.
Meanwhile, NME also write that Coldplay will showcase their new video before selected screenings of Sacha Baron Cohen's new movie 'Bruno'. The clip for 'Strawberry Swing' will be shown exclusively at Odeon cinemas in the UK from July 22. The film will also be shown before 'The Proposal' at the cinema chain.
The video was directed by Radiohead, Blur and Beck collaborators Shynola, see frontman Chris Martin - who also features in the 'Bruno' film as himself - doing battled with a giant squirrel in a world drawn entirely in chalk.
You can catch a brief trailer now at Coldplay's official YouTube channel. The song will be released as a digital download on Sept. 14 and the short film will be “commercially available” on Aug. 3, according to the band’s record label. It has its premiere on July 20 on www.babelgum.com.
Coldplay, which had the world’s biggest selling album in 2008 with “Viva la Vida or Death and All His Friends”, starts its UK stadium tour on September 12, kicking off in Manchester, Dublin and Glasgow, then hitting London’s Wembley Stadium on the 18 and 19.
You can discuss the single release, video details and preview at the Coldplay forum here onwards [thanks iPsy & svenky]
Pictures of Coldplay at Shoreline Amphitheater, Mountain View, CA (13th July 2009):