Charlie Chaplin established himself as an actor during the Silent Film Era of the early 20th century, yet his speech from The Great Dictator (1940) should be anything but silenced.
Coldplay had the terrific insight to insert the aforementioned Chaplin speech over the opening minute sequence of the “A Head Full of Dreams” music video. While the music video premiered back in August (featured in a blog), that speech continues to overwhelm in its wisdom and inspiring charge.
In an election season covered by the media (“journalism”) on a relentless basis, we have certainly heard it all from all sides, haven’t we? Interestingly, the speech from The Great Dictator (irony at its highest when you hear the speech) provide us the only things we haven’t heard during this presidential election:
An inspirational, tactful vision for a bright future for everyone.
It may take a fantastical adventure for Mr. Chaplin’s words to reach today’s influential leaders, but it’s worth a shot. Embracing the ingenuity, resolve and promise of the people instead of centralizing control to the powerful few…
Typically, a music video doesn’t require an explanation or introduction.
However, Coldplay doesn’t announce or produce music videos in typical fashion.
(As described on Coldplay’s website)
“The video was filmed in Mexico City during the band’s sold out Latin American stadium tour in April. Directed by Marcus Haney and shot predominantly on Super 8mm film, it features the band cycling to their show at the city’s Foro Sol venue (where they set a new attendance record). The video begins with Charlie Chaplin’s speech from The Great Dictator, which also opens the #AHFODtour live show.”
Coldplay’s newest music video is to their hit single, “A Head Full of Dreams.” This song is the title of the album, which makes the journey from the streets of Mexico City during the day to a rocking stadium at night all the more appropriate. The music video, energized by the uplifting sound and lyrics by the pop rock quartet, came together for a unique Coldplay experience.
Have an Inspired Week!
Coldplay’s future is…
“A Head Full of Dreams” was released today for the world to hear and experience. Unlike their previous album “Ghost Stories” (with the exception of one song), Chris Martin and Co. have returned with mostly upbeat, dancing tempos, imaginatively playful lyrics and a positive feeling of being happy no matter what life throws at us.
As Coldplay would say, it’s about finding and hanging onto our everglow.
Now, Chris Martin said that this album could be the band’s last musical journey during an interview several months ago.
Like the highly-lauded and extensive Harry Potter series, is this the end for Coldplay?
Well, the last song on the record is called, “Up&Up.”
Your adventure of a lifetime has arrived.
Coldplay, taking charge of the Internet this morning, announced that their 7th studio album “A Head Full of Dreams” will be released to the world on December 4, 2015. And the Brits are continuing their tradition with yet another track list filled with imaginative song titles.
- A Head Full of Dreams
- Hymn for the Weekend
- Adventure of a Lifetime
- Army of One
- Amazing Day
- Colour Spectrum
The new single sounds like Coldplay because of Chris Martin and his playful lyrics, but it doesn’t sound like Coldplay because they are taking chances with their newest song and not staying in their comfort zone Ramones-style.
These Brits have always expanded their musical vision with every record they conceptualize. Each album moves in an excitingly experimental direction.
Here’s our first glimpse into what’s been bouncing around the dreaming heads of Coldplay.
In one month, we’ll hear where this adventure will lead to…