Chris Martin and his bandmates are playing chimp versions of themselves (resist the urge for easy joke folks) for their new single Adventures of a Lifetime. The band turned to the Mat Whitecross who you may remember directed Andy Serkis in the movie biography of Ian Dury called Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll.
Andy Serkis has carved out a niche with his realistic characterizations of primates or CGI based characters in Planet of the Apes, King Kong and as Gollum of course in Lord of the Rings. Thankfully Serkis took the call and was keen to add chimp in a Coldplay music video to his growing CV and the rest, as they say,was history.
Even though Coldplay often divide music fans, this stunning video of a jungle dance party inspired by Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey’ that also took over six months to make is well worth a look for its technical wonder alone. Assuming you can forget the non-to-subtle product placement of a Beats Pill portable speaker of course.
This is Coldplay’s first single off their seventh album entitled A Head Full of Dreams and features guest appearances from Beyonce, Noel Gallagher, Gwyneth Paltrow, and Tove Lo to name but a few. Whether we will see a future supergroup forming with the Gorillaz remains to be seen, though.