Coldplay Celebrates Vinyl and Puppets in Music Videos for New Songs ‘Daddy’ and ‘Champion of the World’

Tracks hail from the Chris Martin-fronted rock band’s forthcoming “Everyday Life” album

November 21, 2019

Coldplay has released two brand-new songs, “Daddy” and “Champion of the World.” The tracks both hail from the Chris Martin-fronted rock band’s upcoming album “Everyday Life,” available Friday.

“Daddy” (above) arrived complete with an Åsa Lucander-directed music video containing everything from digital animation to live-action puppetry while “Champion of the World” was released as part of a vinyl-filled lyric video.

The latter boasts a co-writing credit from the late Scott Hutchison, who fronted the band Frightened Rabbit. “Scott had a song called ‘Los Angeles Be Kind,’ which I love,” Martin said Wednesday. “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 thank you for your beautiful music, wherever you are.” Check out the lyric video (below).

Chris has joined the Stern Show multiple times over the years, most recently in 2016 when he opened up to Howard about everything from headlining the Super Bowl 50 Halftime Show to the band’s recently released EP “A Head Full of Dreams.” He also regaled listeners with a live, in-studio cover of the classic David Bowie tune “Life on Mars?” Check out the video (below).

Coldplay’s “Everyday Life” is available Friday.

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