Hot Video Alert: Coldplay - Christmas Lights
The video for Coldplay's new holiday single, "Christmas Lights" is magical. Filmed in London, this video actually has me all revved up for a new Coldplay album. I can't believe it's been since 2008 that we've had a new Coldplay record! "Christmas Lights" was released on December 1st via Capitol/Parlophone. The song was written and produced by Coldplay (with Rik Simpson and Brian Eno assisting with the production) especially for the holidays, not for the new album as some thought initially. The Mat Whitecross-directed video features everything from fireworks, a Christmas pageant stage set and brightly colored player piano to a line of violin playing Elvises (see if you can spot British actor Simon Pegg of Shaun of the Dead fame in that line!). The video also features an appearance by 100 of the band's fans, who release a bunch of brightly-colored balloons from a boat. A very cool video for a very mellow song, made even cooler by the GORGEOUS artwork, designed by Yu Matsuoka Pol.
The single peaked at #25 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart as well as #12 on the Billboard Digital Songs chart. Over in the band's native UK the single peaked at #13. Why not check out the video below, buy the song on iTunes (HERE) and while there, check out a special behind the scenes clip over on Ping.