A lot or a little?
The parents' guide to what's in this music.
What parents need to know
Parents need to know that “Paradise” is a clean song, containing no profanity or allusions to sex, substances, or violence, aside from one line about dodging “bullets” (problems). That said, it does include a somewhat emotional exploration of one girl’s attempt to escape life’s problems through daydreams of “paradise.” Still, it’s an OK choice for tweens and teens.
What's the story?
Is it any good?
Known for simple yet super-catchy hooks, Coldplay fulfills the first expectation here but doesn't quite hit the second mark. This slower-tempo tune lacks some of the plaintive beauty of earlier hits like "Clocks," though it will likely still resonate with die-hard fans of the band who just can't get enough of Chris Martin's falsetto.
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