Drummer Will Champion revealed to MTV News that Mylo Xyloto
was originally intended to be an acoustic album, but the band's plans disintegrated after writing this song. He explained: "Very early on in the process of recording this record, we were playing a lot of acoustic instruments and we had it in our mind that we might try to record a small-sounding, intimate, reflective record. And then 'Paradise' came about, and it dawned on us that we couldn't play it in that acoustic style. So we thought, 'OK, we'll finish this one and then we'll do another record,' and the realization came very quickly that we can't really focus on more than one thing at once."
Some of the songs from their acoustic project survived such as "Us Against The World
." Also "Charlie Brown
" was originally in that format.