Chris Martin Plays Magician in Coldplay’s ‘Magic’ Video


Chris Martin still believes in “Magic.”

On Monday morning, Coldplay released the official music video for the latest single off their Ghost Stories album.

The black-and-white mini movie, which was directed by Jonas Åkerlund, stars the British singer as Christophe, a magician’s assistant who falls in love with his “magicienne,” the beautiful Cecile (played by Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon actress Ziyi Zhang).

Alas, she is married … and to an abusive man. After pining for her from afar (and seeing all the bruises on her arms), Christophe finally uses his own magic skills to levitate Cecile’s husband and send him into the clouds.

Coldplay’s Ghost Stories will be released on May 19. Pre-order it now on iTunes!