Over the weekend Coldplay released their video for ‘Hymn For The Weekend’ featuring Beyoncé.
Visually the video is stunning. The song itself is how you would expect any Coldplay song, melodic, upbeat with dark undertones. I love the way that Coldplay always involve locals in their video clips. While they’ve attempted celebrate a vibrant culture they’ve sparked criticism that the video is culturally insensitive.
I am in no position to say whether or not they are being culturally sensitive but from what I can see they’ve never intended on offending anyone. The video displays a culture diverse form the one I experience on a daily basis. It depicts a culture I would one day like to experience.
I feel sometimes people read too far into things which takes meaning away from the art being created. This video is artistic, creative, bright and inspiring. Take a moment to enjoy it for what it is.