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22 oracle items tagged as asfos
September 11, 2014 / submitted by Isabelle, Netherlands
Q.  Hello Oracle,

I just found this video of a concert in Australia. What does Chris say at 40:18? I'd love to know that.

Isabelle, Netherlands.

Just before they play ASFOS he says, "If you are wearing a tie, now might be the time to take it off".




September 9, 2014 / submitted by Katherine , United Kingdom
Q.  Hi Oracle,
This is the first time I am writing to you but I am so awaiting your response. I am studying music and I always look'' beyond'' songs, videos meaning ''how it is made''. I have question regarding video A Sky Full of Stars that I love btw. In the minute 1:13 Chris is joining the rest of the band, then they play together, after that he walks away and the rest of the band left behind turns their left, then in the minute 2:40 they meet again but Jonny, Guy and Will come from Chris'... RIGHT. In my opinion this is the mistake in video making. You may hate me for that but although I love the video that outside scenery does not match studio recording that can he hear in the song but car's honks and people screaming gives us great impression that the music is actually played! My love to all the band! Ps. I regret I did not manage to purchase ticket for Royal Albert Hall as the photos are marvelous.

Regards


Firstly, bands do not play live in their music videos; they play along to the backing track. Music videos do not have to match the studio recording and the atmosphere would have been lost if they'd have edited out the street sounds.
Secondly, not that it's a video that relies on its continuity to tell a story, I'm not sure I can agree with your theory. We can't see where the rest of the band go after they first play together. They may be out of shot but I assume they are walking down the same road as Chris in the same direction but reach their destination quicker and wait for Chris. That's what it looks like to me anyway.



August 26, 2014 / submitted by Valentine, France
Q.  Hello Oracle !
I have watched the music video for A Sky Full Of Stars and let me just say - it is amazing! I love how humble and simple it is, and I also love Chris' smile through the whole thing :)
My question is, though, I noticed he had an iPad attached to his leg, was that any use at all ?
Thanks for answering !
Valou.

It was actually Roadie #42's personal iPad. It had a video of the piano keys playing themselves on it and the music they were busking along to. It was connected to a speaker on Chris's back.




August 21, 2014 / submitted by Nathan, Netherlands
Q.  Hey Oracle,

Why does Chris Martin after, I don't know, 10 years of playing his Yamaha GT20 pianos, suddenly switch to a different one?

Greetings from Holland
Nathan.

Given Miller is Chris' keyboard technician (and all round genius with a bunch of technology), I asked him about the current key situation.
"This new one can 'play itself' in A Sky Full Of Stars and Magic. What it plays is actually a midi recording of Chris playing the song in rehearsals". He's actually had it since the Christmas Lights video where we did the same trick".
It plays in time with the song and the screens because of Miller's clever synching.



August 20, 2014 / submitted by Jacob, Canada
Q.  I watched the A Sky Full of Stars video, and I'm pretty sure I saw Chris Martin in it. Am I right?

Ha ha ha! This made me laugh. I don't know if it's sarcasm or just a joke but it's very funny. We are done with the ASFOS spotting now.


August 19, 2014 / submitted by William, United Kingdom
Q.  Watched ASFOS video and I do believe Roadie 42 makes an appearance as well.

Yup, Roadie #42 is in it too but as with Kelly (& Frostie who is also in it), because he got caught in shot. Matt obviously had to be there too but he's in frame more because of where he was waiting to follow the band.


August 19, 2014 / submitted by John, United Kingdom
Q.  Is it 'Ask-Oracle-About-The-ASFOS-Music-Video' day?

Pretty much, yes.


August 19, 2014 / submitted by Mariano, Venezuela
Q.  Dear Oracle, I watched the ASFOS video again and I saw Matt McGinn with sunglasses and of course Kelly. Still missing who you mentioned yesterday? Can't wait for the True Love video!

We have a winner! I was thinking of Matt McGinn. For the eagle-eyed, he is leaning against a wall and then follows the band. Kelly isn't known to as many people but yes, he's in there too but in an official working capacity.


August 19, 2014 / submitted by Saad , Morocco
Q.  Dear Oracle, were you or Anchorman in ASFOS video ? (Just read your answer among today's questions and it made me think...)
Thanks a lot !

Nope. We weren't in Australia with the band. The video was a very last minute affair so it has to be someone who was already with them.


August 19, 2014 / submitted by Luke, United States of America
Q.  Is Avicii in the ASFOS video?

Even though I barely know what Avicii looks like, no, he's not. It's not all that usual for a collaborator to feature in a video unless they're a vocalist (such as Rihanna in Princess of China and Jay Z in Lost+).



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