One Youtube user just a found a highly original way to pay tribute to Coldplay. In a video entitled “My Life In Technicolor,” Youtube user Sam Reid shows a picture he took of himself every day for five years while Coldplay’s “Life In Technicolor II,” from their 2009 EP Prospekt’s March plays over it. At first glance, this video would appear to be the standard “picture a day for X amount of time” video, but once Chris Martin’s vocals kick in, we see that Reid actually appears to be lip-syncing along to the lyrics of the song. Whether he was actually along to the lyrics when he took these photos in anyone’s guess, but at any rate, it syncs up with the lyrics.
In the description for the video, Reid states that the project took place everyday from February 23, 2011 to April 19, 2016, and it took him “five years to cover this song.” This is an interesting re-definition of what a “cover” is, and it was an interesting way to pay tribute to the song. If nothing else, the commitment on display here is thoroughly impressive. Taking a picture of yourself everyday for years and years is a hard thing to keep on in its own right, but syncing those photos up to a Coldplay song? That takes some serious attention to detail.