Monday, August 4, 2008

Coldplay: No Wonder He's Not King Anymore

It's funny how things work, just yesterday I was wondering when Coldplay was going to release a video for "Viva la Vida" and wouldn't you know it, they went and released two.

The first is reminiscent of the iTunes commercial, just replace the electric colors and coolness with dark, sludgy colors from "Liberty Leading the People," (the painting on the album cover) and goofy movements/expressions from Chris Martin. It was kind of a let down, but nonetheless, I thought surely the second video would be better.

Not so much. In this video, Martin walks around landmarks aimlessly, toting the framed "Liberty Leading the People" and dressed up like the creepy Burger King mascot, cheap ass crown and cape included. Martin strolls around trying to find a place for his painting and the rest of the band doesn't even show up until the end of the song. Strike two. I don't know if it was supposed to look that ridiculous...I don't know if that would help the situation. Oh well. Judge for yourself.

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