Coldplay is one of the most easily recognizable British rock bands over the last 3 decades. The band, which was founded in 1996, quickly grew to prominence with a reputation for incredible vocals (from singer and pianist Chris Martin) and for some of the most unique blends of musical genres.
Originally called Pectoralz and then Starfish before deciding to be called Coldplay, the band launched their first two EP’s: Safety in 1998 and The Blue Room in 1999. While these were good first launches, the band achieved worldwide acclaim and popularity after releasing their single Yellow which they released in 2000.
A ‘Paradise’ Of Epic Moments
The video, which is the official music video for their song “Adventure Of A Lifetime” remains one of the most popular music videos on YouTube with over 1 Billion views. Something that long-time fans of Coldplay will immediately attest to is how much the band loves animals. Their song “Paradise” has become synonymous with their public image despite the fact that they all wore giant elephant suits!
This video, which didn’t show them wearing suits, but rather using CGI technology to have a bunch of apes dancing around with superb choreography!
Eager To Perform
This throwback clip is one of those projects that will always mark a truly special moment for the band when they got super creative.
Due to Covid many band and artists were forced to cancel tours, so Coldplay hasn’t been performing as much as they’d like to. Other artists like Ed Sheeran, Justin Bieber, Harry Styles, Selena Gomez, and Ariana Grande have all expressed their disappointment in not being able to tour. Seeing fans has always been a big part of being a musician, so it comes as no surprise that they’re all eager to get back at it!
The love from fans on this track can’t be measured. It serves as a great example of why people love their music. Here are just some of the many comments fans left on the post expressing their love for the iconic music video!
“My 3 year olds favorite song – “Mommy can you put on the monkeys!!!!” ❤️?” (Commentator)
“This song has nothing bad, only good❤️❤️❤️” (Commentator)
“To brighten your Thursday ❤️❤️❤️” (Commentator)
“This adventure oh! Then i to share it with you❤?” (Commentator)
“❤️ this played in my car today” (Commentator)
Not Always So Good
Oddly enough, during an interview with Rolling Stone, Chris Martin (the band lead) stated that at one point, the popularity of the band had grown beyond their skill level. He was worried that no one would want to work with them.
“On our last album, we took a real beating from some people, and by the end we felt like no producer would really want to work with us, basically. We were bigger than we were good – we were very hungry to improve on a basic level. So I asked Brian Eno, “Do you know any producers who could help us to get better as a band?” And he said, “Well, I don’t mean to blow my own trumpet, but I might be the man.”
And the rest is history!