Coldplay revealed the chimp-led music video for "Adventure Of A Lifetime," the first single from their new album, A Head Full Of Dreams. The video is available exclusively on the band's Facebook page at facebook.com/coldplay.
Directed by Mat Whitecross, the animated clip came about after Coldplay's Chris Martinbumped into actor and motion capture expert Andy Serkis (Lord Of The Rings, King Kong) on a flight, and the two hatched a plan to collaborate. The video, which took six months to make, began with a studio shoot with the band in full motion performance capture rigs. Animators Mathematic then collaborated with motion capture expertsImaginarium to transform the four musicians into 3D chimpanzees.
Coldplay will celebrate the release of A Head Full Of Dreams (Parlophone/Atlantic Records) with an appearance on "Ellen" on the day of the album's release – Friday, December 4. The band will perform on "The Late Late Show with James Corden" on December 7.