Coldplay Accused of Copying Beyonce & Bon Iver
Coldplay shocked fans by unveiling a new single and video, unannounced just like Beyonce did.
The Paradise hitmakers posted the video for their new track Midnight on VEVO, after teasing fans on Twitter there was "something new" to come.
The monochrome video, directed by Mary Wigmore, shows front man Chris Martin and band mates Jonny Buckland, Guy Berryman, Will Champion, walking through woodland, as the scene flashes different colours and a fox moves among the grass.
The atmospheric track is a big departure from the band's usual melodies and catchy riffs, swapping guitar and piano for synthesisers and taking inspiration from electronic music which some people have criticized as a copy of Bon Iver.
The American indie-folk band have become famous for their synthesized sound and critics have been quick to point out that Coldplay now sound the same. One critic mused: "It's almost a bit too reminiscent of Bon Iver. With a few more guitars, this song would be a dead-ringer for Holocene." While another wrote "Coldplay’s New Single Sounds Like a Bad Parody of Bon Iver
Chris, 36, revealed they had started work on the record back in 2012 and said he was "so fired up about the band's future", adding: "I'm fortunate to do what I do and no way do I want to stop."
Last year, the group revealed their track Atlas, which was taken from the soundtrack for The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, and they played an intimate show at a pub in Somerset in December where they treated punters to a number of hits.