Coldplay: “Music of the Spheres” Review

by Alex Vela | Editorial Assistant

Coldplay, a british rock band, released their first album in 2000, and are still going strong today with their recent release “Music of the Spheres.” The album was called “Parachutes,” released on Nov. 7, 2000 by record label Nettwerk. Fast forward over two decades, and the band dropped 12 new songs on the album.

The first song on the album is titled “Higher Power.” This song is upbeat and sounded like their older music, such as “Viva La Vida” and “Paradise,” which got them famous in the first place. It was nostalgic for me as someone who grew up listening to bands like Coldplay on the radio, probably not even knowing that it was Coldplay at that time. As the introductory song, the optimism and positivity of it gets the album off to a good start and highlights the entire album.

The album didn’t have that many features, much like their previous works. However, in the song “Let Somebody Go,” Coldplay called on famous pop star and actress Selena Gomez. This was more of a slow-paced song on the album, a song about having to let someone go that you love so much. 

My favorite song on the album was “Biutyful.” This is my type of music, and what I mean by this is some encouraging and beautiful, no play on words, music that you can nod your head to and think about that one person or those people in your life that you love and cherish. Music really does make you think about all the things in your life. Music takes you to the places you’ve been to in your past, and also the places that you may never experience. Music is beautiful and this song is just ‘Biutyful.’

If you want to get some good taste of what wonderful music sounds like, go listen to “My Universe,” more specifically the last 42 seconds of the track. This reminds me of going to concerts with my friends and having the time of my life with no worries in the world. The beat switch is miraculous and a good way to end the track in my opinion. 

I thought the album was really good. It had beautiful songs with a number of interludes in between them. Coldplay continues to be one of those bands in the music industry that continue to make hits even after 21 years. 

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