Rss Feed
Tweeter button
Facebook button
Reddit button
Myspace button
Linkedin button
Webonews button
Delicious button
Digg button
Flickr button
Stumbleupon button
Newsvine button
Youtube button

Coldplay Premiere Surprising New Song “Midnight”: Watch The Video

de5f05b2dbd6abac390b4655177f0278 Coldplay Premiere Surprising New Song “Midnight”: Watch The Video

Viva La Vida was Coldplay‘s “experimental” album, and while ambitious and occasionally quirky, it still stuck to a strictly Coldplay brand of grandiose arena rock. But on new song “Midnight,” we’re now hearing what a truly experimental Coldplay product sounds like. The first thing to jump out is the vocals: When did Chris Martin‘s voice get soulful? When did he learn to use the vocoder? Soon enough, the entirety of the song shows itself to be a departure from their usual blueprint.

It’s a haunting electronic soundscape that not only lacks the band’s trademark anthemic choruses and stadium-filling guitar lines, but boasts nary a hook and has few decipherable lyrics. Not to mention there’s a full-on trance bridge. No word yet on whether this cut is from their forthcoming album, but it’s certainly a bold offering. (And it’ll be interesting to see if they’re applauded for evolving their sound, or if they’ll be accused of ripping off acts like Bon Iver and Imogen Heap.)

Check out the video up top.

Get an eyeful of even more pop music coverage, from artist interviews to exclusive performances, on Idolator’s YouTube channel.

 

You might also like

884b4a982aee6f5812ea0de51b7a3ad7 Coldplay Premiere Surprising New Song “Midnight”: Watch The VideoColdplay Nab Adele’s Right-Hand Man Paul Epworth For ‘Ghost Stories’ Production
Coldplay revealed they’ve linked up with producer Paul Epworth for their forthcoming...
e6b8973e13b41a3b7dda07853844e502 Coldplay Premiere Surprising New Song “Midnight”: Watch The VideoWatch Coldplay Debut “Another’s Arms” At SXSW
Another of Coldplay‘s songs from their iTunes Fest SXSW set has hit the Web,...
6763ab3a77538c7105455abdec256113 Coldplay Premiere Surprising New Song “Midnight”: Watch The VideoWatch Coldplay Debut “Always In My Head” At SXSW
Coldplay kicked off iTunes Fest SXSW last night (March 11), taking a break from rocking...
494e871c7e5002a7ea2c7c85c18143c7 Coldplay Premiere Surprising New Song “Midnight”: Watch The VideoColdplay To Unveil ‘Ghost Stories’ Via Hour-Long NBC Special: Watch The Trailer
Aaaand now we know how that Chris Martin stint on The Voice came about. In a move...
You can skip to the end and leave a response. Pinging is currently not allowed.

Leave a Reply