Coldplay Music:Music is recognized and appreciated worldwide- its significance has been described severally through various studies. Music is of tremendous importance to the world that it is impossible to picture life without it. Everyone listens to music, and there is no perfect joy than listening to your favorite artist (or group of artists). The music industry is diverse and filled with numerous musicians who make varying types and styles of music. Consequently, music lovers appreciate one or a few genres of music since it is impossible to listen to everything. For this reason, I am a huge fan of rock music, and Coldplay happens to be my all-time favorite group of artists ever to grace the industry.
An important fact to highlight about rock music is that it is global unlike most other genres: Rock music is made and consumed in most parts of the world. I came to love the genre at a very young age out of the influence of my family members who are also major consumers of the style. However, I listened mostly to music made by rock bands in the US with a little stretch to the outside world. As a result, I knew very little about rock (and groups) that existed out of the US. However, when I unexpectedly accessed my sixteen-year-old cousin’s playlist (who was from the United Kingdom) and played “Yellow” off Parachutes album, my perception changed.
The most fantastic aspect of Coldplay and their music is that although the focus is on rock, their style and sound is one of a kind, which makes their whole music an entire subgenre of rock. A number of music critics have described the style as pop rock, post-Britpop, and alternative rock. However, Chris Martin; the band’s lead vocalist, pianist, and guitarist; labels their style as limestone rock.
A keen listener of Coldplay’s music would note an element of catchy melodies accompanied by simple guitar lines and driving drums. This trademark element of the band’s music makes most of their songs appear romantic and meditative which seems to reflect on the emotions of the composers. A perfect example is a song, “Fix You,” off the album X&Y: Simple yet strongly appealing, “Fix You” irresistibly evokes the emotion of sadness in a listener. The song is about trying as much as possible to help or guide someone through painful times.
Apart from “Fix You,” “Yellow,” and several others, “Paradise” from the album Mylo Xyloto is considered one of the most successful singles Coldplay has ever made. Just as the rest of the band’s songs, “Paradise” features some of the most magical vocals and a great message to the listeners presented through powerful lyrics. The song is about a young girl who had high expectations of humanity. Unfortunately, she realizes the world is an unfair place and the only option to get away from its harsh reality is to dream of “paradise” every time she goes to sleep. Although a sad song, “Paradise” also inspires hope.
Coldplay is undoubtedly one of the best and most successful bands ever to grace the rock music genre. Coldplay is not only at the heart of rock music enthusiasts, but their music also appeals to non-rock fans. Some of the most influential music icons like Kanye West have described Coldplay as better than The Beatles, and although this might be a personal opinion, their success is worth a mention when discussing some of the great and favorite artists/bands of all time.