Coldplay have today released two more songs, Daddy and Champion Of The World, from their upcoming album, Everyday Life, which is out on Friday.
Daddy is accompanied by a stunning animated video, created by Aardman Animations. The film, directed by Åsa Lucander, offers an atmospheric journey through a girl’s fragmented memory about her father. It uses live action puppetry, digitally painted sets and 2D animation to create a tapestry of styles. You can see the video at https://youtu.be/OWhiCkEY-Yk now.
Lucander says: “I knew when I had the opportunity to pitch on this project that is was going to be a very special one. The first time I listened to the track it spoke to me on a deep level – I immediately started to imagine storylines and images formed in my mind’s eye. When this happens, you know you’re on to something very special! I’m often drawn to emotional stories and I knew very quickly that this was one I wanted to tell.”
The other new song, Champion Of The World, features a co-write credit for the writers of Owl John’s Los Angeles Be Kind, including Scott Hutchison of Frightened Rabbit. A lyric video for the track is available here.
Chris Martin says: “Scott had a song called Los Angeles Be Kind, which I love. When I first heard it, I thought it was going to go one way; but it went another. Anyway Champion Of The World is the song that came from following the other path, and that’s why Scott is a co-writer on this song. Today is also his birthday. So happy birthday Scott and Thankyou for your beautiful music, wherever you are.”
On Friday, Coldplay will celebrate the release of Everyday Life with two exclusive performances streaming live from Jordan. Coldplay: Everyday Life – Live in Jordan will take place in Amman, Jordan and mirror the two halves of the 52-minute double album: Sunrise and Sunset. The Sunrise concert will begin at 4am GMT, with the Sunset concert following at 2pm GMT. The concerts will be viewable at https://youtu.be/0wysCoAm2Yo.