Friday, June 3, 2011

New Single: Coldplay Got Their Groove Back

The newest Coldplay single, "Every Teardrop is a Waterfall", released only yesterday - is the most wonderful little nugget of musical gold. The single, which is part of an entire album produced by Brian Eno, is a massive diversion from their alternative-pop ballads and typical mainstream Brit-pop melodies. The song begins with flashing dance floor keyboard before being joined by cheerful acoustic strums and a wildly neon electric riff - making for an infectious combination of breathtaking and upbeat. It's easily something you could find yourself thrashing to with your friends, jumping like pogo sticks in the lights of the club scene. It's also something you could listen to on your own, gathering meaning from lines like, "I'd rather be a comma than a full-stop."

What starts out as a rave-ready tune turns into a carefree, seize-the-day sort of anthem. It will undoubtedly appeal to all ages - and in my mind, Chris Martin's found his groove. Similarly, summer 2011 found one as well.

Expect the group's forthcoming fifth album, which is 18 months in the making, in fall of 2011.

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