Wednesday, 26 March 2014

My Single of the Week - Coldplay - Magic

I heard this song for the first time yesterday. Ironically on the day I heard the news that Chris Martin and Gwyneth Paltrow had called time on their marriage. It's a beautiful song, but it made me feel quite emotional. Possibly the reason for my choice this week, but still a gorgeous song.

The single Magic is the first to be released from their album Ghost Stories, which is their sixth studio album, and it came out on 3rd March 2014.

This isn't one of Coldplay's big anthems, or epic stadium fillers. It has a more subdued feel to it, and is quite slow paced, but still with more than a hint of rock to their pop quota.

Coldplay, and more specifically Chris Martin's gorgeous voice are distinctive. Being the first single I have heard of their new album, I am already loving it. I remember hearing Yellow for the first time and it made me tingly. This isn't Yellow, but it made me have that same feeling.

Its not in your face, it does have emotion and real feeling though. Taken on face value, it sounds lovely, but if you really listen, listen to the lyrics, you can only imagine what Chris Martin is feeling about his relationship. Take the line "I just got broken, broken into two". He continues "I don't, no, I don't, no, I don't, no, I don't want anybody else but you". Really sad now knowing they are over. Sad anyway, as its never a good thing to feel such things.

I have chosen this song because it is beautiful, because its quite haunting, and because it is clearly real and raw. It's not an upbeat cheery number, and may not be a good choice if you are feeling a little low yourself, unless its a kind of therapy to release your emotions. I love this song because of its elegance. Its not a shouty screaming angry song. Its just beautifully morose. Have a listen, and let me know what you think.

For more music, check out My Music page. Happy Listening :)

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