On Monday, Coldplay dropped a heartfelt music video to their new song, “Let Somebody Go.” The song is part of the British’s ninth studio album, “Music Of The Spheres,” released in October 2021.
Directed by Dave Meyers, the video follows Chris Martin, the band’s frontman, and Selena Gomez–as the duo deal with the pain of letting someone go.
The video, which is depicted in black and white and is four minutes long, begins with Martin and the “Only Murders In The Building” actor are locked in an embrace. This is before he begins to sing this line, “We had that kind of love / I thought that it would never end.”
Selena rocks a fresh bob haircut in the video while wearing a stylish black coat, black pants, and a gray turtleneck. On the other hand, Chris dons a plain shirt, light black jacket, and dark pants throughout the heart-wrenching story.
It also displayed their struggles as they go into an emotional solitude, reaching for each other but unable to connect and climbing an unending staircase before the ground collapses on them.
They grab each other before the fall and eventually break their grip, getting separated and going in opposite directions as they let go. The poignant video ends in a deep embrace, similarly expressed in the video’s opening scene.
About The Song
Martin’s 17-year-old daughter, Apple, co-wrote the breakup song. These lyrics include, “You gave everything this golden glow/Now turn off all the stars, ’cause this I know/That it hurts like so, to let somebody go.”
Martin previously spoke to Apple Music of the song, expressing that it’s a lovely song. “It’s just a charming ballad. And quite early on, we realized it needed a female counterpart to the vocal. And we were very grateful that when we asked Selena to sing on it, she loved the song and was happy to do so. Collaborations, in general, are something that we’ve done more recently.
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We never really used to do it before. When we were younger, we locked ourselves in a room and felt we could prove everything ourselves. But I think as time has gone on, it’s become more attractive for us to work with other people from different parts of the world, different genres. It just adds color and character to the music.”
Gomez and Martin initially performed the track lyrically on The Late Late Show with James Corden at its release.
The emotional video melted several hearts and garnered positive responses.
“That was so amazing that it made me cry so much. Coldplay and Selena Gomez thank you so much for this song,” a fan commented.
“This song touches my heart. I can’t hold back my tears while listening to it. Coldplay made a great song as always. Selena’s angelic voice increased the depth of the song. I don’t know if it would have been as effective if someone else had said it. They are very compatible with Coldplay,” another one wrote.
“In my opinion, there are very few artists who can express their feelings so deeply with their voices. I think Coldplay, Selena Gomez and Ed Sheeran have this talent. There is something in their voice that touches my heart. I wish we had a chance to see Coldplay, Selena and Ed together in a project,” another added.
Gomez Posted Snippets On Instagram
The singer shared behind the scenes with Martin from the music shoot on her Instagram. The stars stuck out their tongues to the camera in the photo and appeared to be having fun while filming.
She also shared a scene from the music video to her Story. In subsequent posts, she uploaded the same photo with Martin. She also posted the song cover, where she and Martin shared an embrace.
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At the same time, she posted that she was “so excited the video was out.”
Previously, Martin was interviewed on why he chose to collaborate with Gomez. Speaking on On Air With Ryan Seacrest, Martin responded, “I’ve got so much love and respect for her. She’s such a good, kind person, and then her voice for me is like what I would call ‘the Rihanna bag,’ which are voices that are gifts to humanity. You can’t feel worse listening to her sing.”
Gomez And Martin’s Future Plans
During an interview with Jo Whiley on BBC Radio 2, Martin divulged the band’s intention to stop making music in the next three years.
“Well, I know I can tell you, our last proper record will come out in 2025, and after that, I think we will only tour,” he said. “Maybe we’ll do some collaborative things, but the Coldplay catalog, as it were, finishes then.”
They are also scheduled to go on tours to promote their album, which will be kicking off on March 18.
Gomez, meanwhile, recently posted a thank you note to her make-up brand, Rare beauty, to acknowledge its accomplishments since its inception in 2020. She’s also to appear in the second season of her Hulu blockbuster, “Only Murders In The Building.”