Many have known Charlie Brown as the protagonist character in the comic strip ‘Peanuts’ by Charles M. Schulz , and now many fans couldn’t help but feel giddy and nostalgic as the Coldplay new song was released with a reference to the well loved character. When asked how the song was written, lead singer Chris Martin shared that he wrote the song in a doll’s house. It turns out that he made the doll’s house into a studio because his daughter Apple didn’t like it.
Charlie Brown is the fourth track in the Coldplay’s latest album Mylo Xylyto. According to sources, it is set to be the third single to be released by the band, following the first two singles ‘Every Teardrop is a Waterfall’ and ‘Paradise’
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The Making of the Coldplay New Song Charlie Brown
The Coldplay New Song Charlie Brown was actually the first song recorded during the sessions in the process of brainstorming for the band’s fifth and latest album, Mylo Xylyto. The origin of the song’s name was due to the fact that the lyrics of the song were inspired by the Peanuts comic strip, of which the character Charlie Brown was a protagonist. They thought of other titles like “Cartoon Head” or Cartoon Heart” during the writing and recording sessions. In the end, they decided that “Charlie Brown” was the perfect fit for the song.
Reviews about the Coldplay New Song Charlie Brown
The Coldplay new song Charlie Brown has been well received by many. In fact, according to an article on Q Magazine that was entitled: “First Impressions of Coldplay’s Mylo Xylyto”, “Charlie Brown is one of the best things Coldplay has done.” Another review by The Celebrity Cafe last January 27, 2011 wrote: “”Remember the Peanuts’ Charlie Brown? You could count on him to put a smile on your face. Coldplay named their latest single after that youthful but strong character, and painted a similar picture.” The amazing guitar lines, upbeat sound and rifts, great vocals, and uplifting lyrics may be regarded as a musical masterpiece that have “wow”-ed many.
Lyrics of the Coldplay New Song Charlie Brown
The lyrics speak of how we should remain hopeful despite being let down at times “When they smashed my heart into smithereens, be a bright red rose come bursting the concrete, be the cartoon heart”. It talks about different people we encounter, the relationships we build, and the highs and lows of life. “All the boys, all the girls..All that matters in the world”, the song’s lyrics are sure to relate to a wide audience, with the way it talks about the ups and downs of life, and how we should remain childlike and live our lives to the fullest. “Light a fire, a fire, a spark, light a fire, a flame in my heart. We’ll run wild; we’ll be glowing in the dark.”
Music Video of the Coldplay New Song Charlie Brown
A live video of the Charlie Brown video was first posted last December 7, 2011 as a prequel to the official video of the song. It featured the band’s headline festival appearances around the world. On the other hand, the official music video of the Coldplay new song Charlie Brown was released last February 3, 2012 and was posted on Coldplay’s official websites which include: Coldplay.com, YouTube, Vevo, Facebook, Twitter, and Google+. This official video was directed by Mat Whitecross, the same man who directed the official video for the song ‘Paradise’. The video features 50 painted dancers. It was shot in a church in London. You can check out the official video of The Coldplay New Song Charlie Brown via Coldplay’s official websites.