When we think Coldplay videos, we think melodramatic slow-motion visuals (see: “Fix You“) that ache with so much emotion you want to rethink every decision you’ve ever made in your life. But their latest, “Charlie Brown,” ditches sad, philosophical dramatics for a crazy night out at a glow-in-the-dark club.
The infamous “Peanuts” character that shares the song’s name doesn’t make an appearance, but instead we get clips of a young couple on a mission to find each other. Quick glimpses offer the pair racing through the city to meet while montages of the band rocking out in full rave attire — glow paint, glow sticks and glowing instruments — are interspersed between the suspenseful narrative. Later, the couple whoops it up while recklessly speeding in a car, and that’s when we learn why they were in such a rush: They’re running late to the band’s concert, duh. No one wants to be tardy for a Coldplay party.
+ See Coldplay’s “Charlie Brown” video after the jump.