A Sweet Musical Interlude with a Man, a Guitar, and a Dog: ‘Paradise’ by Coldplay

There’s a YouTube channel I love by a man who calls himself “Trench” (Acoustic Trench is his channel). I find his music to be so soothing, and he often has his beloved dog Maple in his videos. With more than two million subscribers, you can definitely say that he’s a popular guy. There’s just something mesmerizing about his simple fingerstyle guitar playing and of course, his two dogs are gorgeous as well. His videos get tons of views. Millions of views. However, the one we stumbled upon today hasn’t gone viral yet.

In this video, Trench plays the song “Paradise” by Coldplay. Although it’s a simple video, Trench honestly shares that it took several months to create this video. According to the talented guitarist, he put his “heart fully into the whole process.” He has his dog Maple in the video, and also Cherry. I have a feeling these beautiful pooches were named after trees and that is actually very cool.

Acoustic Trench plays Paradise by Coldplay fingerstyle guitar with his dog

Coldplay is a British rock band and they released “Paradise” in 2011. It was the second single from their “Mylo Xyloto” album. That same year, the song was nominated for a Grammy Award in the Best Pop Duo/Group Performance category. However, it was a huge hit in the United Kingdom, topping the UK Singles Chart, which officially made it Coldplay’s second number one hit. It sold more than 410K copies in the U.K. alone. The official YouTube video for the song has nearly 1.5 BILLION views.

Paradise by Coldplay Acoustic Trench dog Maple and Cherry

It wasn’t just a hit in the U.K., however. “Paradise” hit the top five in 16 countries, peaking at number 15 in the United States on the Billboard Hot 100 list. The song was also a hit with critical reviewers, one of whom called the song “another slice of hug-warm ecstasy.” It’s just a gorgeous song.

Acoustic Trench plays Paradise by Coldplay fingerstyle guitar with his dog

Watch Trench perform it below and enjoy your afternoon (or morning or evening). This is pure zen.

Pure zen. I love these sweet pups.

Tiffany Willis Clark is a fifth-generation Texan and the founder and editor-in-chief of The Best Stuff Online, AmReading.com, and a few other websites. In 2011, she made the decision to pursue her dreams and become a full-time writer. Tiff is obsessed with finding the most interesting, coolest stuff online and sharing it with the world. Connect with her on LinkedIn, follow her on Twitter, and like her Facebook page.