Coldplay does some serious monkeying around in the band’s video for its new single “Adventure of a Lifetime.”
The chimp-filled video seems to take a page from Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey playbook. Directed by Mat Whitecross, the animated clip follows a group of chimpanzees that come across a Beats Pill speaker under a pile of leaves. Soon after, the primates discover the power of music and form a band that resembles members of Coldplay.
The concept for the video was hatched after Coldplay frontman Chris Martin and motion capture expert Andy Serkis (Lord of the Rings, King Kong) met on a plane and discussed ideas. The video took about six months to make.
The colorful and bouncy “Adventure of a Lifetime” is the first single from Coldplay’s upcoming seventh album, A Head Full of Dreams, which is scheduled for release on Dec. 4.