now playing: violet hill
about: so this song is the first single (given away for free via download on their website) from their upcoming album (june 17th). i'm a huge coldplay fan in the sense that i love their music, not in the sense that i really follow them closely. i, quite simply, love their music, particularly "a rush of blood to the head" and "x and y." to me, they make great music. emotional but not moody. big but not overproduced. raw, but not skeletal. beautiful, but not narcissistic.
this song surprised me at first when i downloaded it, because it sounds a little different than the coldplay i'm used to, but i'm liking it more and more as i listen to it. it has this infectious driving beat that makes me feel like soldiers are marching by. and i love how it crescendos and decrescendos, and that kind of dynamic feel to the music is one of the things i love the most about coldplay. things ebb and flow, so the music feels natural. anyway, that's what i'm listening to today. peace.