WATCH: Coldplay – ‘Magic’

Coldplay have revealed the video for their new single Magic, from their forthcoming album Ghost Stories. The black and white, silent-film inspired video, features Chinese actress Ziyi Zhang and the story unfolds within a 1920s-style travelling circus.

The Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon star plays the role of a beautiful young “magicienne” named Cecile, while leading man Chris Martin takes on both the parts of Claude, Cecile’s “moustachioed husband, the famous but drunk magician,” as well as Cecile’s assistant, Christoph. The video was directed by Swedish filmaker Jonas Åkerlund.

Magic is taken from Coldplay’s new album Ghost Stories which will be released on Friday, 16th May on Parlophone Records. Coldplay previewed Ghost Stories in February with a chilly video for the track Midnight. See the full tracklist for the album here.

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