Coldplay’s Chris Martin plays ‘brutish husband’ in new video – watch

'Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon''s Ziyi Zhang plays a magician in the promo for 'Magic'

Coldplay have revealed the video for their track ‘Magic’ – watch it above.

The promo features the band’s frontman playing a loyal assistant and “brutish husband” to a magician, played by Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon”s Ziyi Zhang, according to a statement.

Earlier this month Chris Martin and his real-life wife Gwyneth Paltrow announced their separation via an online newsletter for Paltrow’s GOOP magazine. The pair, who married in 2003, said that they were ‘Consciously Uncoupling’.

‘Magic’ is the latest track to be taken from Coldplay’s forthcoming new album ‘Ghost Stories’, which will be released on May 19. Last month, the band played the new album in its entirety for the first time to 800 fans on a movie soundstage at Sony Studios in Los Angeles. The gig was recorded as part of a DVD extra for the album.

The band also previewed a couple of the album’s tracks at SXSW, performing at the first ever iTunes Festival show at the US event in Austin, Texas last month.

Coldplay announced their comeback by revealing brand new track ‘Midnight’, and a video directed by Mary Wigmore.