Coldplay Up&Up

Coldplay has released a surreal music video for their track “Up&Up”, featuring Dali-esque dream sequences, flying turtles and a Liliputtian Chris Martin. Co-directed by Gal Muggia and Vania Heymann, the music video is laden with visual effects playing with the perceptions of up and down, mixing underwater, ground and sky scenes. Coldplay Up&Up is the third track from Coldplay’s new album ‘A Head Full of Dreams’. The music video has already had more than 4.9 million views on YouTube since its release on May 16, with 3.3 million views in the first 24 hours.

Coldplay Up&Up Chris Martin

Vania Heymann and Gal Muggia commented: “All we can say is that it was a great honor and pleasure to create this video for Coldplay. On paper this concept felt abstract and unclear, so we would like to thank Coldplay for believing in our vision and running with it. We would really like to thank all of the wonderful and talented people who have worked so hard throughout this long journey. We were inspired by many collage artists, past and present. Hopefully the images do the rest of the talking.”

Coldplay Up&Up Butterfly on rig

Coldplay Up & Up Credits

Filming was shot by director/VFX artist and cinematographer Vania Heymann and director/editor Gal Muggia via Prettybird with executive producers Juliette Larthe and Nathan Scherrer, production coordinators Laura Thomas-Smith and Cheyenne Miller, cinematographers Roman Linetsky and John Schmidt, working with Coldplay creative director Phil Harvey, Parlophone Records video commissioner Sam Seager, band managers Dave Holmes and Mandi Bursteen.

Colour and title design were by Tal Baltuch. Additional VFX was produced by Amit Chachek and Gil Gavish at Real Motion. Sound was designed by Shlomi Attias. Archive research was by Jane Tucker. Treatment layout and design was by Daniel Fletcher.

New York Crew

Production Supervisor: Christina Woolston
Production Coordinator: Doug Smith
1st Assistant Director: Gabe Blom
2nd Assistant Director: Dan Majkut
1st Assistant Camera: Shane Duckworth
2nd Assistant Camera: Cai Hall
Techno Crane: Matt Roberts
Gaffer: Zach Sulivan
Best Boy Electric: Tim Berg
Electricians: Dave Tumblety and Rick Mitchell
Key Grip: Ken Tanzer
Best Boy Grip: Steve Girouard
Grips: Keith Steinberg and Jason Schaffner
Props: Malcom Sansire, James Lasso and Christina Chandler
Media: Jeffery Haggerman, Arturo Lopez and Tony Starbuck
Production Assistants: Dave Terra, Ron Lokiby, Kat Cameron, Josh Zimmerman, Eric Helper and Joe Pesce

Kiev Crew

Production Company Ukraine: Radioaktive Film
Executive Producer: Sasha Bevka and Darko Skulsky
Producer: Ole Yakovleva
Production Manager: Nick Semko
Production Assistant: Oleg Ptashnyk
Art Director: Sergey Vinichuk
1st Assistant Director: Dennis Sonin
Gaffer: Valera Latuga
Wardrobe: Dasha Filshina
Hair & Make Up Artist: Marta Skalskya
Media: Jan Wachowski
Chaperone: Alexsandra Voskova
Catering: Natasha Barilo

Gloria FX
Executive Producer: Max Colt Producer: Sergii Mashevskyi
VFX Supervisor: Anatolii Kuzmytskyi

Special thanks to:

Chris Martin, Jonny Buckland, Guy Merryman, Will Champion and Phil Harvey, Dave Holmes and Mandi Bursteen, Sam Seager, Roy, Sigal and Noah Kafri, Rona Segal, Anisia Affek, Tom Melnick, RIO, Indy Hait, Maya Ish Shalom, Sasha Bevko, Joseph Weizenecker, Big Apple Studios and R- Space Kiev, Kerstin Emhoff, Ali Brown, Candice Dragonas and all at PRETTYBIRD.

Coldplay Up&Up Lyrics

Fixing up a car to drive in it again
Searching for the water hoping for the rain
Up and up, up and up
Down upon the canvas, working meal to meal
Waiting for a chance to pick your orange field
Up and up, up and up
See a pearl form, a diamond in the rough
See a bird soaring high above the flood
It’s in your blood, it’s in your blood
Underneath the storm an umbrella is saying
Sitting with the poison takes away the pain
Up and up, up and up it’s saying

We’re going to get it get it together right now
Going to get it get it together somehow
Going to get it get it together and flower
Oh oh oh oh oh oh
We’re going to get it get it together I know
Going to get it get it together and flow
Going to get it get it together and go
Up and up and up

Lying in the gutter, aiming for the moon
Trying to empty out the ocean with a spoon
Up and up, up and up
How come people suffer how come people part?
How come people struggle how come people break your heart?
Break your heart
Yes I want to grow yes I want to feel
Yes I want to know show me how to heal it up
Heal it up
See the forest there in every seed
Angels in the marble waiting to be freed
Just need love just need love
When the going is rough saying


And you can say what is, or fight for it
Close your mind or take a risk
You can say it’s mine and clench your fist
or see each sunrise as a gift


oh-oh oh, oh-oh oh oh oh oh

Fixing up a car to drive in it again
When you’re in pain
When you think you’ve had enough
Don’t ever give up
Don’t ever give up