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Posted by on Oct 20, 2011 in Music, Video | 0 comments

New Coldplay Video Finds Paradise in South Africa

A week or two after their visit to South Africa, Coldplay have released the video for their new single “Paradise” taken from the intriguingly named and about to be released new album Mylo Xyloto.

And most of the video was filmed during their stay in the country. See, even famous international rock stars who are married to movie stars realise what we’ve known all our lives – this country is Paradise.

The video was directed by Mat Whitecross and was filmed in South Africa and London. Local spots featured in the video include scenes of Cape Town, the Karoo desert, the bush, and Joburg.

mylo xylotoAlso, if you were at Coldplay concert in Johannesburg, you will remember that lead singer Chris Martin told the audience there that they would be filming the performance of “Paradise”. The band proceeded to don giant, soft elephant heads on stage – you need to watch the video to find out the significance of the elephants – before launching into the song. The results can be seen in the last 30-odd seconds of the video.

Mylo Xyloto, the new Coldplay album, is out 24 October 2011. It is already available on pre-order though. Check out the special per-order offer – R109.95.


Alternatively, order it now from the iTunes store or find your local retailer.

Also, Coldplay mega-fans can get a personalised set of MX artwork initials here to use on profile pics and the like.

There’s mine <<<



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