Global Goal: Unite for Our Future: Coldplay wows fans with spellbinding visuals as they perform 'Paradise'
The lyrics to the song 'Paradise' continued to flash onscreen, along with sublime bursts of color that accented the thump of the Will Champion's kick drum or singer Chris Martin's twinkling piano
The Global Goal: Unite for Our Future Concert kicked off on June 27 at 2 pm ET, as part of a worldwide initiative by Global Citizen and the European Commission to highlight the global communities deeply affected by the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. Stressing the importance of providing health care for needy and impoverished individuals around the globe, including marginalized communities and people of color, this live-streamed event was spurred on by a host of A-list celebrities and music stars, including Coldplay, Shakira, Justin Bieber, Jennifer Hudson, Miley Cyrus, Usher and many more.
The host Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson also stressed the importance of fighting against the twin issues of oppression and racial inequality, making a heartfelt appeal for people to unite for change after throwing light on the recent Black Lives Matter protests and the death of George Floyd. The British rockers Coldplay also then made a special appearance for this special global live stream, performing their hit song 'Paradise' in a well-produced musical sequence. Their rousing performance was prefaced by an inspiring quote from Nelson Mandela, which read, "May your choices reflect your hopes, not your fears."
Coldplay lit up the heartfelt affair with their signature brand of uplifting pop-rock, playing their respective instruments against a bright and trippy background, looking for all the world like they were in an animated music video, even though it was a live broadcast. Performing the song 'Paradise' from their 2011 'Mylo Xyloto' album, the band was on point with their hopeful message, with lyrics that included, "And so lying underneath those stormy skies / She'd say, "Oh, oh, oh, oh / I know the sun must set to rise /This could be paradise." As could be expected from these crowd-pleasing legends, it was a polished and breathtaking performance from the four Grammy award-winning music icons.
The lyrics to the song 'Paradise' continued to flash onscreen, along with sublime bursts of color that accented the thump of the Will Champion's kick drum or singer Chris Martin's twinkling piano. The girl who is referenced in the song was also depicted onscreen as a young African-American teenager who painted the graffiti of a butterfly on a wall and watched it take flight. The mesmerizing video then became abundantly psychedelic in nature, with some kaleidoscopic visual effects and glowing technicolor scenery.
The fans watching this concert were also wowed by this amazing performance. One fan said, "Wow this is so so well done. Major props to @coldplay." Another viewer tweeted, "They did their bit in different places but still manage to have that chemistry shining."
Others expressed their love for the spellbinding visuals of the musical number, saying "That 'Paradise' video is amazing!" Another admirer said, "This is beautiful! That is on the level of the 'Orphans' videoclip that I consider to be a truly work of art! Congratulations @coldplay you did again you just made my eyeballs and ears sparkle and shine! You guys are awesome!!"