Only, because it's Coldplay, who always look for the rainbow, there's a sweetness to the bitter taste. The clip, filmed in Los Angeles, opens with a group of middle schoolers teasing an unseen fellow student splayed out on the ground, who turns out to be grown-up Martin in little guy drag. He's anxious, he's awkward and playing the guitar at the school talent show to an empty room is just awful. His hat gets knocked off, the other kids don't want to play with him and his parents are always arguing.
But Lil Chris has a magic power nobody else can touch: with a blink of his eyes he can make them all disappear and transform into butterflies. Plus, his Viewmaster takes him to other worlds, where his Coldplay compatriots are jamming in space and on the moon and when he tosses his toy rocket into the air everything is right again in the universe.
READ MOREColdplay Strip It Down for 'Reimagined' EP"The video is about this magic power that kids have to switch off from reality and jump into their own world," Bailly said in a statement.
Coldplay just released the Coldplay: Reimagined EP, an Apple Music exclusive that features acoustic versions of "Cry Cry Cry," "BrokEn" and "Champion of the World" from the band's recent Everyday Life double album.