Coldplay is back with their fifth album, Mylo Xyloto, sounding more pop-like than ever. Fans are divided into two camps, those who want the more alternative Coldplay and those who like their mainstream direction. Chris Martin mentioned in an interview that Coldplay has to compete with Adele and Justin Bieber [!]. Do they actually? Is this the reason why Rihanna is feautred on Queen of China? It really could have been any female vocalist but if choosing Rihanna was purely for publicity then we’re not surprised if Coldplay takes a blow from fans.
Second single from the album, Paradise, described as electro rock is a solid, gentle track with an essential Coldplay sound, sweet melody and good progression. It has this lightness about it, which will make it flourish on the radio and on gigs. Check out the adorable music video shot in London, Cape Town, the Klein Karoo and Johannesburg.