I know, I know. You’re asking, “Two videos from a new album not even out yet in your top seven?” But how can I not include the just-released video for “Paradise.” One viewing, and it was instantly a favorite for me. Coldplay isn’t exactly known as a video band, but this crazy amazing – dare I say “ah-mahz-ing” – clip is next-level. Chris Martin in an elephant suit? Check. Zoo break? Check. Epic journey through the London Underground to Heathrow to the African savannah? Check.
And it all works brilliantly in tandem with a song that alludes to the best attributes of Coldplay while breaking new sonic ground for the band. It’s a brilliant video for a brilliant song. Who knew a story about a guy in an elephant suit on a journey could be so moving?