Coldplay has kicked off the new year with a music video for one of their newest songs. On Monday (Jan. 4), the United Kingdom-based band released the music video for their latest single, “Birds.” The music video was shot by Marcus Haney (that dude who sneaked into 50 music festivals and filmed it all). The clip supposedly chronicles the band’s trip to California’s Salvation Mountain with Haney. In a mass email sent to their fans, the band confirmed this information.
“Happy new year, everyone. Here’s the video for Birds, filmed on our trip to Salvation Mountain with Marcus Haney. Have a fantastic 2016, love c, g, j, w + p,” said the email.
We kind of do see their chronicled adventure, at least the desert trip part. In our opinion, it may be a little too artsy for us with the clips shot in a way that it looks as if it might have been part of some cheesy 80s film or the continuous use of kaleidoscope effects. At the end of the day, the only opinion that matters is that of the band. Check out the music video for “Birds” below.
“Birds” is featured on Coldplay’s recently released album, A Head Full of Dreams. The record, the band’s seventh and rumored final, was released back at the beginning of December.