This motivational song is centered around achieving your dreams and ambitions. Lead singer Chris Martin namechecks several inspirational people who have made global impacts and how they fought to become who were in there own way.
My father said never give up son Just look how good Cassius become Muhammad, Mahatma, and Nelson Not scared to be strong
Yep, he's talking about Mohammed Ali (formerly known as Cassius Clay), Mahatma Gandhi, and Nelson Mandela.
The song is a collaboration with Big Sean. The Detroit rapper delivers some inspirational bars about the obstacles he overcame while chasing his hip-hop dreams, including not having enough money to pay tuition. By the end of the verse we've learnt he beat the odds by trusting himself and doing it on his own terms.
The video is a celebration of US immigration. Using historical photos from the 19th and 20th centuries, the clip shows America's long history of welcoming immigrants from across the world. It was directed by Ben Mor, who also did the band's visual for "Hymn For The Weekend."