Coldplay Monkey Around in “Adventure of a Lifetime”


If anyone watched Coldplay’s performance of “Adventure of a Lifetime” last Sunday (Nov. 22), during the American Music Awards, then they were probably wondering why there were a bunch of people dressed up as apes. As it turns out, there was more to the story than that the band wanted some people dressed as apes on the stage. Instead, it looks like they were pay homage to the official music video for the new track.

On Friday (Nov. 27), the London-based band released the official music video for “Adventure of a Lifetime,” the lead single off of their impending record, A Head Full of Dreams. Instead of the band being featured in the video, CGI ape versions of them took the task of performing the song. Yeah, we know, it sounds a little weird to us too.

Anyway, check out the music video for “Adventure of a Lifetime” below.

“Adventure of a Lifetime” is the first single off of  Coldplay’s seventh studio album, A Head Full of Dreams. A Head Full of Dreams is set to be released next Friday, Dec. 4. through Parlophone UK. As it was previous reported, and later confirmed when they posted snippets of songs on Instagram, the new record will feature several guest vocalists. Featured guest artists include Beyoncé, Noel Gallagher, and Tove Lo as well as frontman Chris Martin’s ex-wife Gwyneth Paltrow and even a spoken word dialogue from President Obama.

Interesting mash-up to say the least. A Head Full of Dreams is the follow-up to Coldplay’s somber album, 2014’s Ghost Stories.

Coldplay Announce ‘A Head Full of Dreams’ Release


A year after teasing they would be releasing a new album which could be their last, Coldplay has confirmed the release of the new album. On Friday (Nov. 6), the United Kingdom-based band announced that their seventh studio record, A Head Full of Dreams, will be released worldwide on Friday, Dec. 4. In addition to the release date announcement, the band has also posted the first single off of it; a track titled “Adventure of a Life.”

Listen to the sunny new song, which debuted on BBC Radio 1 and 2 on Friday, below.

Back in 2014, frontman Chris Martin had hinted that A Head Full of Dreams might just be the band’s final album. “It’s our seventh thing, and the way we look at it, it’s like the last Harry Potter book or something like that,” he explained to Zane Lowe at the time.

As for the recording process of the record, it appears that they headed directly to the recording studio after their last album, 2014’s Ghost Stories was released. That would explain why the tour circuit for that album only feature a few stops at very intimate venues. Unlike their last release, they also revealed that the sound will be a lot different. While Ghost Stories was melancholy in sound, A Head Full of Dream will be “more colorful, more joyful.”

“It’s the sound of us being free and happy and very grateful to be in our group,” Martin explained to radio show host Nick Grimshaw.

And if a sunnier sound wasn’t enough, the band announce the record will feature several guest vocalists. Artists like Beyoncé, Noel Gallagher, and Tove Lo will reportedly be featured on the album. Like with any artist who just released a new record, the band is planning to hit the road in 2016 in support of A Head Full of Dreams.

Pre-orders are currently available on iTunes, Google Play, Amazon, and on their own website.