Music video analysis 3

Hymn for the Weekend is a song by British Rock band Coldplay. It features vocals from American singer Beyonce and additional production by Swedish DJ and producer Avicii. It was released on 25 January 2016 as the second single from their seventh studio album, A head full of dreams (2015), where it appears as the third track.

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the song belongs from the pop genre and song basically represents the Indian society however most of its based on the hindu festival of Holi. The song focuses on the greatness of God as in the opening sequence of the shot when Chris Martin is singing “Oh Angel sent from above, You know you make my world light up” When he’s singing this one could clearly see that he’s sitting in front of a temple. The concept is different and shows a side of religion that how it tends to mesmerize the believer into a symphony, Even the basic meaning of the name of the song which is Hymn is used to describe the greatness of God

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Different camera angles and shots have been used throughout the video, initially the viewer could see slider shots as the camera zooms into Chris Martin the opening sequence of the video, Close up shots are extensively used as the whole concept of the video focuses on the festival of holi so A viewer could see a girl looking into a kaleidoscope. The whole Kaleidoscope mirroring effect could also be seen behind the Beyonce’s Background, This again primarily is used to describe the mesmerizing effect the religion has on people. A lot of close up shots are used again to signify the importance of the festival the whole music video concept is based on.

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