Day Two of My Week with Coldplay, and today's song choice is The Scientist.
The Scientist was released in 2002. It was the second single from their second album A Rush of Blood to the Head also released in 2002.
This is a really beautiful song, full of gorgeous piano. Its all about love this one, and the lyrics sum it up perfectly "nobody said it was easy". It also seems to depict how love is so overwhelming. Just beautiful - in the words and in the music.
Chris Martin sings beautifully and elegantly. He has such a note perfect voice, and it fits beautifully with the ballad style of The Scientist. Piano's, soaring notes - perfect.
To match this, is the video. This is one of the most fascinating videos I have ever watched. It goes in reverse basically, but its much more clever than just that. It looks like Chris is singing the correct lyrics whilst the video is going backwards. To accomplish this impressive feat, he apparently had to learn the song backwards!! Amazing!! Quite poignant too - it finishes / starts (depending if you class the start as the end or the end as the start given that its in reverse!!) with a car crash, where you clearly see the female passenger take off her seat belt to put her jacket on. Bad move in this instance.
As you can tell, I love this song. It only got to number 10 in the UK charts, but that doesn't reflect jut how gorgeous this song is. Its beautiful which I may have mentioned!! Go take a listen, let me know what you think.
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