Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Coldplay Discuss Sound For New Album

Hey Everyone!
Coldplay has come forward to discuss the kind of sound they would like to experiment with on their upcoming release. Anyone who knows Coldplay is familiar with their diverse arena rock songs that hold s certain sense of unity, urgency and passion. But the band has decided to shy away from the epic ballads on their next release, choosing instead something a little more soft spoken and stripped down. They are claiming that you will likely find a lot of basic, acoustic music instead of the Viva La Vida anthem style.

Why mess with a good thing? The band has received ample praise over the last few years of their career. Songs like Yellow, The Scientist, Fix You and their more recent Viva La Vida are stadium anthems of a different kind with their generally softer appeal, but they all hold that key recipe for success. I was never much a Coldplay fan until last year when I just decided to really listen to a whole album and came to realize, it was brilliant in its own way. There's a certain feeling that takes over as you hear a beautiful ballad like Fix You on the airwaves. Its soft and to put it simply- pretty, but so so so sad. It just takes over somewhere inside you, you can feel the raw emotion through the speaker. A far cry from my cd shelves of Bad Religion and Black Flag, it was something a little more inspired for lack of better words.

I dont mean to say that Punk wasn't/isn't inspired. Just that this band is a little more poetic than blunt in their messages. Its clear but ambiguous at the same time. Again, its just interesting and I'm interested to see what they come up with this time. Maybe something a little more reminiscent of their early work? Maybe something entirely new? Who knows! Guess we'll have to wait and see what comes up in the new year!

What do you think of Coldplay? Yay or Nay? Are you interested to hear this stripped down sound? Let me know!
Rock On!
- Girl At The Rock Show


  1. Not really excited. Coldplay is good and all, but a lot of their music is a little bland to beging with; really good music but nonetheless kind of...blah. They should just keep doing what they're doing, we have enough acoustic in this world already.

  2. Thanks for the comment! I see where you're coming from, there is a lot of acoustic rock out there, but I am curious to see where they take it. The lyrics are soft and beautiful so I can see this going in a good direction for them.