There’s no denying that Coldplay is one of the biggest bands in the world right now. They sell out stadiums consistently and even almost 20 years after “Yellow” was a massive hit, the British rock band still releases hit song after hit song. So, as is customary with rock bands that have reached this status, Coldplay has a documentary coming soon, and the film will attempt to show just how much of a longshot it was that these four men would go on to conquer music.
The trailer for “Coldplay: A Head Full of Dreams” features plenty of the band’s signature songs, but the real focus is on the wealth of home video footage that tracks the early days and behind-the-scenes antics of the rock group. As is hinted in the footage shown, no matter how many times frontman Chris Martin prophetically said that Coldplay would be the biggest band in the world, it wasn’t always a sure thing. There have been fights, addictions, and controversy that has followed the band from its early years to superstardom.
‘A Head Full of Dreams’ comes from director Mat Whitecross, who is no stranger to Coldplay or rock docs. The helmer previously directed a ton of music videos for the British band, dating all the way back to 1999. Whitecross is also responsible for documentaries like “The Road to Guantanamo” and the rock doc “Oasis: Supersonic.”
Coldplay has teamed with Amazon Prime Video to release this new documentary worldwide in November. However, before the film hits the streaming service on November 16, the band will open the film in select theaters on November 14, for a special event.