Title: Coldplay's new song
Description: any opinion?
the blue cave - June 5, 2011 02:10 PM (GMT)
While our excitement's only just begun about the next PS album, hundreds of other bands are issuing new songs too. Coldplay's new one is called "A every teardrop is a waterfall". What I've just heard seems to be an acoustic-ladden track which follows the recognisable sound by the band. The melody, though, doesn't sound absolutely brand-new, I mean, it appears as if you have already heard it before. Care for an opinion?
Tristara - June 5, 2011 02:54 PM (GMT)
Ritmo De La Noche ? Donde está Lanchita Bissio ??? :lol:
the blue cave - June 5, 2011 06:11 PM (GMT)
Che sabés que sí??!!! Parece algo de Tinelli. Y fijate que el título Viva La Vida parecía cedido por Palito, pprrrrrrrrrrrrrr je jeiiiiii! A lo mejor el próximo album the Coldplay fue producido por Adrián Suar! :lol:
Sorry the rest of you; we were just cracking jokes about certain Argentine TV programmes (not A1 precisely, as undestood in A life of Surprises).
Tristara - June 5, 2011 08:07 PM (GMT)
Two Argentinian muses of Coldplay (please boys , raise your aim).http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zjNU1ocWfmM
:ph43r: circa 1970http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UqYU-yGoCxQ
Kev Tinsley - June 6, 2011 12:23 PM (GMT)
I like it a lot. Starts off like Underworld then ends up like U2. A bit too anthemy? Try tellng that to someone in the big field at Glastonbury in a few weeks time. Great band in my view, though they've never recaptured the quality of Parachutes. And why can't they write better lyrics? I love Chris Martin thanking gig goers for putting up with all the shit they get for being a Coldplay fan. And I like his line about giving us the best job in the world.
Jesse James - June 6, 2011 12:31 PM (GMT)
Credit to you guys - I couldn't even make the song out from the over-saturated, nuked mastering of it.
Kev Tinsley - June 6, 2011 12:42 PM (GMT)
Point, JJ, but that's part of the magic, non? People said Born To Run was over produced but the sheer kitchen sinkiness of it made it what it was. (And that's not great deal to most people on this site, if I remember rightly.)
Jesse James - June 6, 2011 12:50 PM (GMT)
|QUOTE (Kev Tinsley @ Jun 6 2011, 12:42 PM)|
| Point, JJ, but that's part of the magic, non? People said Born To Run was over produced but the sheer kitchen sinkiness of it made it what it was. (And that's not great deal to most people on this site, if I remmeber rightly.) |
No, I don't think it's over-produced - I hate the purist connotations of phrase anyway. What I mean is that it's been mastered into a sledgehammer of noise, such that I can hardly distinguish any song.
I agree that the unpretentious, big picture possessed of the 'average' listener is something of a virtue in contrast to techy nit-picking. Most technical aspects of a recording shouldn't, and often don't much concern people. But there comes a point where failure to recognise how a technical aspect, like mastering, is actually detrimental to the listening experience must be put down to the barbarised sensibilities of the listening public rather than their ability to just enjoy the song. It might be a good song (I like a lot of their other stuff). I don't know - all I can hear is a jumbo-jet taking off in my face with a few melodic fragments breaking through the noise.
Maybe I'm hearing a horribly over compressed version, but it was the one posted up on their official Youtube account.
Rae - June 6, 2011 09:32 PM (GMT)
Can't get it from youtube, because although it's their "official account," content has been blocked in my "country." But as with Viva La Vida, I'm waiting for the remix by some Ibiza techno DJ anyway, or for a cover version by the Pet Shop Boys.
It's officially the worst song-title ever, though.
James L - June 6, 2011 10:10 PM (GMT)
the blue cave - June 6, 2011 11:36 PM (GMT)
Of course, Parachutes!!! that's a terrific landmark for Coldplay.
Now, a curious new song but still great songs throughout in my humble opinion!
Jesse James - June 7, 2011 10:04 AM (GMT)
|QUOTE (James L @ Jun 6 2011, 10:10 PM)|
| If don't like |
I've had another listen - I think there's probably a pretty good song there (they're always usually pretty strong on singles - Viva La Vida was fantastic). I just can't enjoy it properly - the mastering, or maybe it's the mixing, is a mess - I can hardly make out the vocal lines at times. Taken as a rough demo it's promising.
James L - June 7, 2011 10:08 AM (GMT)
I'm just waiting for Chris Martin to claim it was written from the point of view of a kid living through the Arab spring.
ronchito - June 7, 2011 02:06 PM (GMT)
Terrible. Agree with JJ's comments about the mastering -- it's a real headache-inducing fuzz fest. There also doesn't seem to be any real arc to the melody or tune. Probably just intended to get people to bounce at shows.
Tristara - June 8, 2011 01:21 AM (GMT)
Once Morrisey said something like " The Smiths are smart enough to avoid becoming a stadium band " (maybe a horrible traduction ).
Not the case of Coldplay , too many concessions .
the blue cave - June 9, 2011 12:11 AM (GMT)
|QUOTE (Tristara @ Jun 7 2011, 11:21 PM)|
| Once Morrisey said something like " The Smiths are smart enough to avoid becoming a stadium band " (maybe a horrible traduction ).|
Not the case of Coldplay , too many concessions .
I remember a discussion in this forum around the time I joined, about stadium gigs and bands exerting power over people. Actually, I did not understood what was wrong about that, whether it was the question of mass manipulation or demagogy on the part of the musicians. At any rate, I think that in line with the Smiths, Paddy has never been keen on stadium gigs either.
As for me, I'd say that there should be no harm in enjoying a grand superb live concert as long as the masses don't go rioting and the show does not take place among the audience instead of on the stage. (Pepe perhaps you recall the recent bengalas debate in Arg)
Kev Tinsley - June 9, 2011 12:23 PM (GMT)
Furore in the Guardian (UK liberal newspaper) about Coldplay's brave and right decision to remove links to a pro-Palestinian song and video from their Fb page provoked the following comment below the article:
While the case could be made here that Coldplay are spineless, fair-weather political posers who are more interested in being universally liked than in standing on any particular principle.....I actually support their obsequious retreat. The problem is that they aren't applying the same philosophy to their own music releases. I am sure I can find 7000 people who think that 'Every Teardrop is a Waterfall' is 'evil'; yet there is no sign of Coldplay removing that shit from the internet.