So, the hotly anticipated new Coldplay EP is out. And to be honest, it's all over the place.
The EP doesn't have one fluid direction, and seems to just consist of whatever Coldplay had at the ready.
But anyway, let's get into the track by track by track review.
Warning: Two uses of mild bad language.
All I can think about is you:
This track is amazing, and as many Coldplay fans would agree, is the direction, we want from Coldplay. It has a style similar to that of clocks on a Rush of blood to the head, but it is more dissonant in its nature. Overall, I love the feel of the track and is perfect.
Miracles (someone special):
This track is a lot more of a mixed bag than track 1. The lyrics are fine, but those instrumentals.
They turn it from a perfectly fine over-optimistic song about how life is all flowers and happiness to a piece of ignorant, mainstream
A L I E N S:
I like this song. It delivers a message that is not over-optimistic, while not exactly being Kate Tempest or Father John Misty. It is a good song about refugees, wrapped in a clever metaphor. And I can't complain about the music, because it is original and actually what we want from Coldplay. It doesn't try to sugarcoat the story and because of this I really like the song.
Something just like this (Tokyo mix):
Don't be fooled. It's not a remix of the song that might make the song better than the over optimistic, blatantly obnoxious, anti artistic, uninspired, piece of
No. It's just Coldplay playing the song in Japan.
Hypnotised (EP mix):
Now this I like. This I can get behind. This is a properly good song that sounds like actual art.
I have never given the label of actual art to any true pop (TØP is not pop, neither is PATD! and the new FOB is definitely not art).
I could have given the EP a 10 rating if there was this consistency of quality in the record. But instead we have good track, bad track, good track, bad track, good track.
How the hell this is meant to be a companion piece to a head full of dreams, I don't know.
EP rating: 6/10