Day Three then of My Week with Coldplay. Today it is Paradise. (Days one and two were Yellow and The Scientist).
Paradise was released in 2011. It was taken from fifth studio album, Mylo Xyloto which was released the same year. It was a major success, reaching the number one spot here in the UK, becoming their second single to hit the top spot.
Here's a little bit of trivia for you about this one - this song was originally written to be the winners song for the X Factor!! Obviously it didn't go onto become that, instead being recorded and released by the band - having been written by Chris Martin anyway. Strange but true.
This is a catchy song. Its kind of rock pop, Coldplay's typical genre but its more heavy on the drums than usual and the title "Paradise" sung as "Para-para Paradise" gets totally stuck in your head after listening to this. Its not fast paced, nor is it ballad slow. Its not really an anthem song, but its big. Chris, as ever, sounds perfect.
I really liked this video for the single. For unfathomable reason, they are dressed as elephants. It begins with said man dressed as elephant (later revealed to actually be Chris) escapes from the Zoo. He busks, and hitches rides, eventually making it to South Africa (I think). There, he finds three more elephants aka the rest of Coldplay!! Its funny and I love how naf the elephant outfits are!!
This really is a beautiful sounding song, a catchy song and has a funny video. What more can you ask for? Go take a listen and let me know what you think.
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