Coldplay has released a new single which will be on their upcoming, as yet untitled fifth studio album.
“Every Teardrop is a Waterfall” still retains their signature pop-rock sound, but yet is refreshingly new—and old at the same time, with electronic elements and Coldplay-esque production style (Brian Eno and Rik Simpson return as the production team).
The song begins with the rave-like synthesizer riff, over a swimming pad. Chris Martin then comes in with rousing lyrics: “I turn the music up, I got my records on/I shut the world outside until the lights come on.” The words certainly make me want to get out under the sun and just party the day away.
Cue the electric guitar intro riff, which is not too impressive. But I’ll let that slide. The pounding kick drums give “Every Teardrop is a Waterfall” its anthemic quality. Each beat of the drum calls listeners to pump their fists in the air in unison to the rhythm of the song.
The lyrics are not poetic or deep in any sense of the word, but yet are able to reach into the very soul of the listener. The repetitive synth lines and guitar strumming and “dance-rock” beat isn’t the most complicated. But it is the simplicity of the song and perhaps Chris Martin’s stretched “oohs” that resonate so much with me.
I’m not really a huge fan of Coldplay, but this song makes me excited to hear what it has to offer in their upcoming album. Get the single, “Every Teardrop Is A Waterfall” from Amazon.com now.