“On November 19, 2016, we asked you to show us what was happening in your corner of the world…”
And thus begins Coldplay’s latest video, which then transitions into a compilation of fan-made footage encapsulating an “amazing day.”
Coldplay received thousands of submissions from fans after their November 19th prompt, and they have since used it to create a new video for their Head Full of Dreams single “Amazing Day.” The new release shows scenes of smiling children, weddings, adventure-seeking sky-divers, sightseeing tourists, and Coldplay concert footage, among many others sights, resulting in a beautiful and diverse array of meaning.
“Amazing Day” provokes a sense of nostalgia in every viewer; it’s a compilation of images that seeks to unify all corners of humanity. My favorite piece of footage is of two individuals hugging on the sidewalk in what seems to be a reunification of friends.
Coldplay is currently on their World Full of Dreams Tour and is set to release a new EP this year, entitled Kaleidoscope.