Coldplay have gone all arty in the video to their new song 'Magic'. The band recruited Grammy Award winning director Jonas Akerlund to helm the black & white video, which stars Chris Martin (playing two roles!) and Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon's Zhang Ziyi.

The narrative to the piece tell that tale of Ziyi's magician who's in an abusive relationship with Chris Martin's character of Claude, but then she receives some romantic advances from a lowly assistant (also played by Martin for some reason) looking to steal her away.

The track showcases a new synth sound which hasn't heavily featured in Coldplay's music thus far and is the latest official cut from Coldplay's upcoming 'Ghost Stories' record which is due next month via Parlophone/Atlantic.