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Call it magic.

Coldplay releases black and white visuals for their new single “Magic.” The Jonas Akerlund-directed video is inspired by magicians (pretty much a given), but depicts a story of an evil magician vs. a good magician.

Both magicians share the same love interest, actress Zhang Ziyi, who serves as an apprentice. After witnessing her abuse by the evil magician, good guy Chris Martin comes in to save the day, and show her magic tricks, of course.

In other Chris Martin news, just last week Chris and his wife Gwyneth Paltrow announced their “conscious uncoupling” (legal separation) after 10 years of marriage.

“Magic” is the first single off Coldplay’s forthcoming album, Ghost Stories, due out May 19. Watch Coldplay’s new video up top.