Day Six of My Week with Coldplay and today its "A Sky Full of Stars".
This is a recent one released in May 2014. A Sky Full of Stars is taken from Coldplay's sixth studio album Ghost Stories, also released in 2014. Its actually the third single from the album the first two being Magic and Midnight.
This single peaked at number 9 in the UK singles chart and was a top ten hit virtually everywhere. Its a more dancy track than is the norm for Coldplay. Its still rock and pop, but definetely bigger and faster than their usual offerings. It may be a step away from their usual style, but sound wise Chris's vocals suit it perfectly and its a great song.
It starts off quite piano led, and a bit more subdued but then it builds. It becomes faster, louder and altogether more kind of house influenced. This track in particular shows that Coldplay can and will evolve rather than sticking to what they know.
This video which accompanies the song is great too. It show Chris Martin walking down the street as a one man band, singing away. He reaches a corner and the rest of the band, also decked out as one man bands join him. People follow them down the street building into a crowd. Eventually they perform in front of a crowd whilst paper stars are blown all about them. Its a happy sounding happy looking video and song.
Its good to see Chris smiling in the video to this - he usually looks so forlorn. Overall, A Sky Full of Stars is a happier more upbeat and optimistic track than my other choices this week and its a good change. His vocals are still beautiful and the lyrics to this one are also more uplifting.
This is yet another great song from a great band. Go take a listen and let me know what you think. Or you can check out My Music page by clicking here for more songs and great bands. Happy Listening :)