Its Day Four of My Week with Coldplay and today I bring you the single "Fix You".
Fix You was taken from their third album X&Y and was released in 2005. This is quite a slow, lovely song to begin with, with Chris singing so beautifully. About halfway through though it kicks in with big guitars, piano and drums and it really becomes quite epic and powerful.
The video is Chris walking through London looking thoughtful. And a bit morose but then its not exactly a dance tune. But then as it kicks in he sprints and the next thing, he's bounding onto the stage as the drums and guitar really give it some. Chris plonks himself down at the piano, as the song becomes quite anthemic and big.
Fix You reached number four in the UK charts, which surprised me as I would have thought it would have been higher. Here's some trivia - Chris wrote this for Gwyneth when her father died. Apparently, her mum, Blythe Danner (she of Meet the Parents and Meet the Fockers) weeps everytime she hears it.
The lyrics to this song in particular are very poignant. "Stuck in reverse, and the tears come streaming down your face", "when you lose something you can't replace". So meaningful whether a person or a relationship you are mourning. When it gets to "lights will guide you home" its hard not to be moved. Just give in and enjoy this gorgeous song.
Another perfect pop song from this great British band. Beautiful words, beautiful vocals, gorgeous music. Love this track, love this band. Go take a listen and let me know what you think.
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