Sunday, March 2, 2014

Midnight | Coldplay


★★★☆☆

Alternative band Coldplay has an extensive discography under their belt and decided they could follow the footsteps of Beyoncé by dropping a new single with absolutely no forewarning.

"Midnight" has not been announced to be the lead single from any new projects, which could mean it was simply an extra track for fans to gush over, but it does show some evolution of the sounds of Mylo Xyloto and Viva La Vida or Death and All of His Friends

The song doesn't have many lyrics, but nearly none of them can be distinguished as real words; lead singer Chris Martin seems to slur his syllables together throughout the song. However, underneath the YouTube video are the song's lyrics spelled out in black and white: "Millions of miles from home / In the swirling swimming on / When I'm rolling with the thunder / But bleed from thorns / Leave a light a light on."

Martin's voice has also been shoved through a vocoder to create a cool paralleling robotic vocal line as he sings. It's definitely something different in their discography and not a song to be ignored: "Midnight" could signify a new era for Coldplay and I'm excited to see what they have in store.

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