Day Five of My Week with Coldplay. Today its the song "Trouble".
Trouble was released back in 2000. It was taken from their debut album, Parachutes, also released that year. Trouble was the third single from the album - not bad for a debut album! Shiver came first, then Yellow.
Trouble reached number 10 in the UK charts, but that doesn't reflect how beautiful it is. I find myself repeating that phrase when it comes to Coldplay, but beautiful they are. This one in particular is on the melancholy side. Chris sounds very moody and melancholy indeed in his tone, but his voice is almost angelic its so pure and clear and lovely and yes, beautiful.
Its a very piano based song this one. Its quite slow in tempo, but that suits the nature of it. The lyrics repeat the title "trouble" frequently throughout this, and also feature the lines "I never meant to cause you trouble", "i never meant to do you harm". Its very sincere and apologetic.
There are two official videos for this one. This one is the US version of the video. The US one is a bit bland - the band are cardboard cut-outs riding through an animated landscape, with a tornado taking the house back to a housing estate at the end. Bit odd. The UK one is much better, and much darker. Chris is singing strapped to a chair, whilst cars circle around him. Very sinister. Another band member gets tied to another chair, struggling a lot. Chris tips his chair over struggling to get out. He carries on singing on his side, tied to the chair as the sun rises. This turns out to be just a set, as he is front of a stage, still tied to the chair. There it ends. Somehow it fits the song though.
Trouble is a dark, melancholy song, with beautiful lyrics, lots of emotion and sung so wonderfully. Chris has an amazing voice, but the music that accompanies it and the choice of words - just perfection. Wonderful song.
Go take a listen and let me know what you think. Or for more you can check out My Music page by clicking here. Happy listening :)