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Aardman Animations creates music video for Coldplay

The band will release their new album later in November.

Coldplay frontman Chris Martin (Yui Mok/PA)
Coldplay frontman Chris Martin (Yui Mok/PA)

By Julia Hunt, PA Entertainment Correspondent

Coldplay have teamed up with the studio behind Wallace and Gromit and Shaun the Sheep for their new music video.

The band unveiled a sneak peek of their collaboration with Aardman Animations with a teaser trailer on Wednesday.

The video, for Coldplay’s new song Daddy, is “an atmospheric journey through a girl’s fragmented memory about her father”.

Directed by Aardman’s Asa Lucander, it uses live-action puppetry, digitally painted sets and 2D animation to create a tapestry of styles that symbolise the girl’s memories of her dad.

The clip shared online shows a girl riding a giant fish across the sky.

Lucander said: “It was such an honour to direct this video for Coldplay.

“The first time I listened to the track it spoke to me on a deep level – I immediately started to imagine storylines and images formed in my mind’s eye.

“When this happens, you know you’re on to something very special.

“I’m often drawn to emotional stories and I knew very quickly that this was one I wanted to tell.”

Daddy is the fifth track on Coldplay’s eighth album, Everyday Life.

The band’s creative director Phil Harvey said: “Daddy isn’t a single in the traditional sense but we always wanted to make a video for it as the song feels like a story within itself.

“Asa and her team have done an incredible job in bringing the story to life.”

The full music video for Daddy will premiere shortly after the album’s release on November 22.

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