Coldplay is back and unveiled “Champion of the World” and “Daddy” just before revealing Everyday Life, his eighth album. For two decades, the group has established itself as one of the most important in the music industry. Before it became one of the largest bands in the world, Coldplay built its brand with clear, intimate messages.
But despite the winning recipe of their early successes, the training led by Chris Martin moved away to conquer the pop market. Successful (or not, for their detractors), Coldplay releases consistent albums like X & Y, Mylo Xyloto, Ghost Stories or A Head Full of Dreams that allowed them to reach stadiums around the world. But then how much is Everyday Life, the British band’s eighth album shattering all they’ve been able to build in recent years? We give you our opinion.
From the first listening, we can not help but have some flashes. Everyday Life revisits the old Coldplay catalog, which has earned them the hearts of its first fans. Farewell stadium hymns and collaborations (we think in particular “Hymn For The Weekend” with Beyoncé), the group returns to the sources with touching and unadorned pieces. The beauty of the album is acoustic guitars, piano melodies, intense lyrics and raw vocals. But unlike his old highly introspective albums, Everyday Life highlights important issues in our society.
Everyday Life is a well-established project in today’s world and its dramas. Coldplay delivers strong humanist messages with this disc to fast and accurate observations. In “Trouble in Town”, the group talks about racial disorders. “BrokEn” has a religious character since Chris Martin asks to be guided with the help of a choir. “Guns” echoes the war in the world and how that impacts the future generation. In addition to being an album destroying all that the band has been able to build in the pop industry in recent years, Everyday Life is probably his most challenging work. Coldplay decides to use his voice to highlight the mess of the world in which we live and it feels good to see a group with such magnitude denounce such important issues.
Coldplay redefines what it’s like to be a musician, an artist, but also a citizen of the world with Everyday Life. Just before the release of the album, the band leader announced that the tour normally planned to promote it would not take place: “We will take our time over the next two years to ensure that our tour is not only respectful of the environment but also that it has a positive impact. ” It was with the idea of saving the planet and for ecological reasons that Coldplay gave only two concerts in Jordan and broadcast for free on YouTube. In addition to Coldplay, check out all the album releases of the week.