Watch Chris Martin Learn To Fly In Coldplay’s New Silent Film-Inspired Video

He also falls in love with Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon’s Ziyi Zhang.

1. Coldplay decided to take things way back for for their new, old-timey video. It looks like a silent film, and tells the story of a love triangle.

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2. Chris Martin plays two, very different roles: a young magician’s assistant named Christophe and his “moustachioed” boss, Claude.


That ‘stache suits him, no?

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3. Claude is the assistant to a beautiful “magicienne” named Cecile, played by Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon’s Ziyi Zhang.

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4. He’s kind of really in love with her — and who can blame him? That right there is one fierce lady.

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5. But there’s one problem — she’s married to the evil magician Claude, who’s basically an asshole.

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6. What’s poor Christophe to do? An idea comes to him…

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7. … and he learns to LEVITATE.

He looks so pleased with himself!

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8. Problem solved.

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9. True love prevails thanks to MAGIC!

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10. And the magician and her assistant live happily ever after, “slicing” each other up.

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11. Watch the full video:

“Magic” is the second single off the Coldplay’s upcoming sixth album, Ghost Stories, out May 19.

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