Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Coldplay : Strawberry Swing Music Video

I meant to mention this a few days ago but forgot. Coldplay released their music video for "Strawberry Swing," off of last year's album, Viva la Vida. Honestly, it's one of the more inspired videos I've seen in ages. For one thing, it has a plot. That's always a plus. The gist is that Chris Martin is a super hero. The presentation is a mix of live action and animation, using giant chalk drawings on cement as a setting for Martin's do-gooder as he sets out to save a damsel in distress from a villainous squirrel. It's actually very well done, and looks like it must have taken a lot of work to plan and execute.

So far, the video is not embeddable (is that a word?) so I can only provide the link to the site. Seriously though, check it out. I can almost guarantee you that this is the coolest music video you've seen a long time.

If you're lazy or need more convincing, the trailer which was released a while ago is below.

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