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Charlie Chaplin Sampled in Coldplay’s New Video for ‘A Head Full of Dreams’ — Watch

The video is directed by James Marcus Haney and was filmed in Mexico City.



Coldplay is known for their eccentric and artistic music videos that accompany their heartfelt singles. Following suit with their previous clips, their new video for the title track from “A Head Full of Dreams” features the band in a foreign country, this time riding their bikes through Mexico City.

Directed by James Marcus Haney and shot on an 8mm camera, the vintage and grainy looking video begins with a snippet from Charlie Chaplin’s 1940 film “The Great Dictator.” The speech is the same one that plays before each Coldplay show on their current world tour.

“I’m sorry, but I don’t want to be an emperor. That’s not my business. I don’t want to rule or conquer anyone. I should like to help everyone if possible,” the clip begins and then continues with other bits from the speech. “You, the people, have the power, the power to create machines, the power to create happiness! You, the people, have the power to make this life free and beautiful, to make this life a wonderful adventure.”

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“A Head Full of Dreams” was filmed this April when the British ensemble held a concert at the enormous Foro Sol venue. The video shows the guys making their way through the city, taking in the views and smiling at people they pass on the streets, all before they make their way onstage for their epic performance.

This is Coldplay’s fourth single from their latest studio album. The video follows their eye-catching clips for “Adventure of a Lifetime,” “Up&Up” and the Beyoncé-featuring “Hymn for the Weekend,” shot in India.

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The Grammy Award-winning band is currently on their North American leg of their “A Head Full of Dreams Tour,” making a stop in Los Angeles this weekend.

Check out their ride through Mexico City and their confetti-filled performance below.

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