Coldplay – Every Teardrop Is a Waterfall

Coldplay recently released a music video for their recent single Every Teardrop Is a Waterfall. The music video, which features the band, also used a stop-motion technique of gravity and the band. The clip was designed in a very colorful way, similar to the single’s artwork.

Sounds familiar? Well, it’s inevitable to compare it to Ritmo de la Noche from Mystic/The Sacados [1] because the riff actually belongs to Peter Allen and Adrienne Anderson’s I Go to Rio [MV]. And before you accuse Coldplay of stealing the riff, a spokesman for the band denied accusations of plagarism and stated the following:

“Allen and Anderson are credited as writers on Every Teardrop Is a Waterfall. Chris was inspired to write the song after watching the film Biutiful by Alejandro González Iñárritu. In the film, there is a nightclub scene in which a track (Ritmo de la Noche) is playing in the background, based on I Go to Rio.”

The music video is directed by Mat Whitecross, a longtime friend of the band who also directed the music videos of Christmas Lights [MV] and Lovers In Japan [MV] for them.


YAM Magazine contributor, has a B. Sc. degree in Science/Pharmacy and is a very lazy person.

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  1. April 8, 2014

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