Coldplay's video for 'Daddy' shows stark resemblance with Abdullah Qureshi's 'Laapata'

The song itself is oddly similar to Pink Floyd's 'Mother'

Entertainment Desk January 02, 2020

Coldplay's tracks usually revolved around the ethos of human communications, heartfelt messages, power, love and relationships. Whether we talk about Fix you, Princess of China, Yellow, The Scientist, or their maximalist tracks, including Hymn for the Weekend, Viva La Vida and Something Just Like This.

Coldplay’s eighth studio album, Everyday Life, relays similar notions. However, a song from the ensemble named Daddy, shows stark resemblance with two other songs.

Firstly, the animated video of the songs shows several sequences that resemble the animated video of Abdullah Qureshi's Laapata. 

Qureshi's Laapata came out in June 2019 while the song came out in November 2019. The story line of both shows a young girl looking for her father throughout the song, following which she ends up discovering herself while finding her father as well. Daddy's video is created by a production house called Aardman Animations, creating the possibility Coldplay may not even be have seen Laapata.

Now let's have a look at some of the major scenes from both videos so you can judge yourself.

1. Crow flies in

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2. Crow sits by her side

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3. The girl falls

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4. Jumps into the water and sees a fish

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5. Meets her father in the end

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Secondly, the lyrics and delivery of Daddy seems to have taken great inspiration from Pink Floyd's Mother from the album, The Wall, released in 1980.

However, one of their latest album's track, Chruch, even features the late legend Amjad Sabri. In an interview with the Entercom, lead singer,  Chris Martin revealed the band has incorporated samples from Sabri’s popular track Jaga Ji Laganay into the song.

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