Single Review: Coldplay – Every Teardrop is a Waterfall

By on Friday, 3rd June 2011 at 2:00 pm
 

All things considered for one of the planet’s biggest bands, Coldplay has had a pretty low profile as of late. They released that one-off Christmas single ‘Christmas Lights’ (video here) last holiday season. Bassist Guy Berryman has been busying himself during the hiatus with side project Apparatjik with Magne Furuholmen of a-ha and Jonas Bjerre of Mew. Except for brief mentions of this supposed new album like in this NME feature, things have been pretty tight-lipped in the Chris Martin and co. camp.

However, consider this…they’re about to play Glasto in 3 weeks, and they have no new material out in the shops. That’s what I call an instance of “necessity is the mother of invention”. Enter ‘Every Teardrop is a Waterfall’, a single stop-gap. It’s not terribly inventive. It has Chris Martin with his (usual) expansive and cheesy vocals that inspire some and leave others cold. In the intro, is that synthesised harpsichord? Really? Probably the best things are Jonny Buckland’s guitar noodlings and Will Champion’s thudding drums, both giving a nice measure of excitement in an otherwise hohum song.

But it’s COLDPLAY. Even if I slated it badly, my opinion would be just like what my dad would call “small peanuts”. It wouldn’t make a difference. Have a listen below and tell us if you love it or hate it.

7/10

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