"Fix You" is a song by English alternative rock band Coldplay. It was written by all four members of the band for their third album, X&Y. The track is built around an organ, that is accompanied by slow tempo drums, and a vocals. It was released on 5 September 2005 as the second single from X&Y and has reached number four in the United Kingdom Singles Chart. The song reached number 18 in the United States Billboard Hot Modern Rock Tracks. Promo singles were released for the UK and US. "Fix You" received positive reviews. Critics complimented the song's music. It has been widely sampled, with different covers and sounds. The song, itself, was nominated for multiple awards in the categories of Best Song Musically and Lyrically and Anthem of the Summer. The music video was garnered as a tribute to the 7 July 2005 London bombings. (Source: Wikipedia)
The only shot variety in the first half of the music video is the odd cut shot to Chris Martin again swinging a light around his head. Again the cut shots are filmed in tunnels and again it is Chris Martin who is the only person in the shot. We do not really understand why he is doing this but we do find out later in the music video. This shot does look really good but it seems out of place and abit irrelavent at the time in the music video. It is puzzling as all of a sudden we have gone from Chris Martin waking through London to Chris Martin swinging a light around his head. Because it is dark and filmed at night he do not see the wire the light is attached to so it just looks like a light on its own. It is a really good shot it just seems to be positioned randomly and at the time we do not understand why it is used. Like i said we do find out later in the music video why it is used.
It is not just performance sections that dominate the second half of the music video. Because it is a live performance that has been filmed there are alot of shots of the crowd. It gives it a feel as if it is being shown live on TV rather than a music video because usually when performance sections are used in a music video, they are not playing in front of an audience. At one point near the very end of the music video, the crowd are signing the words with Chris Martin. This is very rare in a music video.
This is the music video Fix You by Coldplay