Coldplay surprise fans with new music video

Coldplay surprise fans with new music video

Coldplay shocked fans by unveiling a new single and video today.

The 'Paradise' hitmakers posted the video for the new track 'Midnight' on their VEVO site, after teasing fans on Twitter there was "something new" to come.

The monochrome video, directed by Mary Wigmore, shows frontman Chris Martin and band mates Jonny Buckland, Guy Berryman, Will Champion, walking through a woodland, as the scene flashes different colours and a fox moves among the grass.

The atmospheric track is a big departure from the band's usual melodies and catchy riffs, swapping guitar and piano for synthesisers and taking inspiration from electronic music.

Fans have compared their new sound to American indie folk band Bon Iver and the band are believed to be working on their sixth studio album, the follow-up to 'Mylo Xyloto' in 2011, which sold over eight million copies worldwide.

Chris, 36, revealed they had started work on the record back in 2012 and said he was "so fired up about the band's future", adding: 'I'm fortunate to do what I do and no way do I want to stop."

Last year, the group revealed their track 'Atlas', which was taken from the soundtrack for 'The Hunger Games: Catching Fire', and they played an intimate show at a pub in Somerset in December where they treated punters to a number of hits.

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