Yes, I guess they did.
I can't get myself to like any of Coldplay's latest release. Their style musically and artistically has evolved so far from their earlier releases that I find it hard to relate to them at all anymore. I mean, this music video for "Birds" is a great example. What is this? Seriously, what is this? This is one of the highest grossing musical acts of today and they put out a music video that looks like somebody walked around and forgot that their Sony Mavica was left on video mode.
I suppose I should just chalk it up to the creative freedom and interpretation of Marcus Haney who directed the music video. This band and crew were at one of the most interesting places in all of the Southern California desert and this is what they produced? Blegh.