Returning with almost a 19 million view count, “Hymn For The Weekend”, has sure become a hot topic into today’s entertainment. Performed by Coldplay and featuring Beyonce, this music video is shot on the streets of India during the Holi (Color Festival). Blended with simple piano keys, jingles, and Beyonce’s voice, this song, has sure lived up to Coldplay’s record count of singles. The major issue many people are having with this music video is the question of appropriation. With a mixed combination of answers ranging from Yes and No, it is hard to tell if this music video is getting its view count based on the beautiful cinematography and music, or the raging issue of appropriation. Whether you come up with your own conclusion, or follow the stream of society’s views, we can’t deny that this song will sound great when Coldplay performs it live with Beyonce at the Super Bowl.
Text: Garrett Young