“Daddy” by Coldplay
In “Daddy”, Coldplay’s lead singer Chris Martin takes of the role of what can logically be deduced as a small child. And who he is addressing is the child’s father. Or more to the point, said individual is an absentee father. However such has not minimized the love his child (i.e. the vocalist) has for him. So basically, this track serves as an appeal for “daddy” to return and this time “please stay”.
And the singer is very understanding when making this request, as in acknowledging that his/her father is dealing with his own issues – even though the singer doesn’t know what they are specifically – which are encouraging him to behave in such a manner. But in a way such is besides the point, because him being “so far away” is causing his child to suffer. Or another way of terming it is that the singer’s dad is using his personal issues as an excuse to neglect his child.
So not hearing from his father for an extended period of time, the narrator is indeed worried about him. But more than anything what he desires is for him to come home and actually fulfill the roles as a dad.
And its music video is actually an animated feature, which was directed by a female director Asa Lucander.
Who wrote “Daddy”?
Chris Martin wrote “Daddy” along with his band mates G. Berryman, J. Buckland and W. Champion.
And the track was produced by the trio of B. Rahko, R. Simpson and D. Green.
Parlophone Records simultaneously released “Daddy” along with another song from Coldplay’s “Everyday Life” album, “Champion of the World”, on 20 November 2019.