The three-and-a-half-minute visuals, which sees a couple working through life’s obstacles side-by-side, marks the ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ actress’ directorial debut.
Chris Martin has given his girlfriend, Dakota Johnson, a chance to make her directorial debut. Coldplay released a brand new music video for “Cry, Cry, Cry” on Valentine’s Day, February 14, and the “Fifty Shades of Grey” actress is unraveled to be one of its helmers.
The 30-year-old actress teamed up with Cory Bailey for the three-and-a-half minute visuals that was filmed in Rivoli Ballroom in London and choreographed by Celia Rowlson-Hall. She also served as a producer of the video through her newly-launched production company, TeaTime Pictures.
The music video itself sees Martin and his bandmates playing a house band at a ballroom where a couple dances through life’s obstacles side-by-side. It starts with the pair walking into the ballroom as teenagers and follows them as they grow older. Nearing the end of the video, they are presented as old couple who is still dancing, albeit more slowly, with their love intact.
Throughout the ’50s doo-wop ballad video, Martin sings, “In a book about the world/ Called the luminous things/ There are trees and flowers growing/ While Jizo Bodhisattva sings. When you cry, cry, cry, baby/ When you cry, cry, cry/ When you cry, cry, cry, baby/ I’ll be by your side.” He ends the song by crooning, “For your miracles outnumber all the stars out in the sky.”
“Cry, Cry, Cry” is a track from “Everyday Life” album that was released on November 22, 2019. It debuted at No. 1 on the U.K. Albums Chart and was deemed as the U.K.’s third-fastest selling album of 2019, following Ed Sheeran‘s “No.6 Collaborations Project” and Lewis Capaldi‘s “Divinely Uninspired to a Hellish Extent”.
Talking about the album’s vulnerability aspects, Martin told Rolling Stone, “Between you and me and everyone who’s watching, we had to grow a bit of balls to be able to do this one.” He added, “It’s the first time we really said what we think about some things. And it’s trying to be empathetic and it’s a bit unfiltered. It’s completely unfiltered. It’s very raw and pure.”