Coldplay celebrated the day after Thanksgiving by releasing the video for “Adventure of a Lifetime,” the first single off the group’s new album, A Head Full of Dreams.
Teased previously in a Beats by Dre commercial, the clip turns the band into computer-generated apes. Directed by Mat Whitecross, there’s even a moment of coordinated dancing. (On Twitter, Whitecross revealed that the video took six months to make.)
“About three or four years ago, when we decided to go down this road of making a really small, intimate album like Ghost Stories, the idea for A Head Full of Dreams came at the same time,” Coldplay lead singer Chris Martin told EW. “We thought: ‘After making this restrained, intimate album, we won’t tour. Maybe we’ll feel like playing with a bit more jubilation.’ It was really fun to make, which is not what we’ve felt before.”
A Head Full of Dreams is out on Dec. 4.