Since releasing their debut studio album in the year 2000, Coldplay has reached levels of commercial and artistic success that very few pop artists ever achieve, especially as a rock band in the rap-heavy 2010s. The British band will be chronicling their 20-year journey from college-musicians in the late 1990s to global superstars in their upcoming documentary, “A Head Full of Dreams.” The film is of course titled after the band’s 2015 studio album by the same name.
Coldplay announced the upcoming documentary on Friday morning via their social media outlets, sharing the official trailer that can be watched above. The film is scheduled to stream exclusively on Amazon Prime beginning on Nov. 16. Fans who aren’t paid members to Amazon will also be able to catch the upcoming documentary when it airs in theaters for one night only two days prior to its arrival on the e-commerce behemoth on Nov. The film was directed by Mat Whitecross, who has been filming Coldplay in one way or another “since their very first rehearsal,” according to the announcement on their Facebook. Ironically, Whitecross has also directed the 2016 British rock documentary “Oasis: Supersonic,” chronicling the other English rock band who would pave the way for Coldplay in the early days of Britpop.
“To really get the full story you’ve got to go back to when we met,” singer and primary songwriter Chris Martin can be heard saying towards the start of the trailer while old footage of Coldplay as teenagers play throughout. “I mean it really does feel like a lifetime ago.”
The trailer also shares archival footage of Martin in full mouth braces, “the stoned guy in the corner” a.k.a Jonny Buckland, Guy Berryman and Will Champion, from their early days jamming in bedrooms to rocking out in the studio and headlining the biggest concert events in the world.
Fans can click here to learn more about where the film will be screened next month.