Feel like 2020 has given you Post Traumatic Stress from the unending influx of news? This video is for you, showcasing nearly the entire world reeling from the news on their phones, plus some deepfaked clips of the political leaders causing the commotion.
Essentially an animatic as a music video, but with lots of elements, ranging from stock footage to simple animations and even some mid-video Google searches and production work. Plus "cameos" by Bruce Willis and Morgan Freeman, a wormhole of a sci-fi conversation, some decidedly NSFW moments and other general bits of lunacy.
Chris Martin flashes back to his outcast school days when he dreamed of blasting off into rock stardom.
Cloé Bailly, director: “It’s about this magic power kids have to switch off from reality and jump into their own world, especially when having to cope with pain. It’s a timeless story about feeling out of place and not fitting in and how this feeling can be the source of infinite creativity and an endless drive in life... It’s been such an honour to work with Coldplay. They have been so trusting on set and I am super grateful for them respecting me artistically in the making of this video.”