Having been in the music industry for about 16 years, Coldplay will be entering into another chapter as they near their second decade as a band, and with this comes the release of their Coldplay new album entitled Mylo Xyloto last October 24, 2011 as part of celebrating their wonderful years in the industry. The Coldplay new album was produced by Markus Dravs, Rik Simpson, and Daniel Green, with the aid of Brian Eno’s additional composition and “enoxification”, as they call it.
In the Coldplay new album Mylo Xyloto, it emanates how the band reinvents itself with their diversification of sound.”Enoxification”, and the prominent components of Choral vocals, grand refrains, and a generous mix of instrumentals prominently make their mark in this new album. Amidst this, the album still maintains calmness and simplicity by still including songs that stay true to the “Coldplay” name that the band has been known for.
Songs in the Coldplay New Album
1. Mylo Xyloto
This is the 43-second intro that then transitions into Hurts Like Heaven, the album’s opening track. The beautiful mix of instrumentals in Mylo Xyloto proves to be a remarkable intro, setting up the mark. A good beginning for this Coldplay new album.
2. Hurts like Heaven
This song is the opening track of the Coldplay new album Mylo Xyloto. The production of different sounds and the intertwining mix of instruments makes it a perfect opening track that might make you want to bust a move, or get up and dance to the beauty of life. The song was performed live on TV at David Letterman show.
This is the second track that was released. It has become one of the famous songs in the album, being played all over different radio stations and topping the hit charts. It’s one of those great songs that get even better the more you listen to it with lyrics in context.
4. Charlie Brown
Like Paradise, this has become one of the favorites on the album. It is a great track with a catchy sound to it that may well be a great anthem, made even better with its piano ending motif. Plus, it was inspired by the character Charlie Brown of the comic strip Peanuts! It was performed on Jimmy Kimmel live at UCLA. Can you see the video here. From this Coldplay new album, this song is one of my favorite.
5. Us against the World
It’s is a wonderful song, with a great introduction. This is one of those songs in the album that resemble the older version of Coldplay that has been loved by many fans.
Upon listening to the Coldplay new album chronologically, this song produces a transitional and instrumental flow from the song ‘Us against the Word’ into ‘Every Teardrop is a Waterfall’.
7. Every Teardrop is a Waterfall
The song Every Teardrop is a Waterfall, which was the first single released, proved to be one of the favorites. Its upbeat and positive vibe has indeed become a crowd pleaser. The music video lives up to the inspiration of the album and the song, showing the band’s creativity and artistry.
8. Major Minus
With Major Minus comes a new and interesting sound to the Coldplay new album. The Wonderful guitar solo can surely make heads turn.
This acoustic track has a sound that resembles the older version of Coldplay that many have been accustomed to. It has a great melody that touches the soul, a great song on the Coldplay new album.
10. Princess of China
This track features the singer Rihanna. Having said this, the song somewhat deviates from the other songs in the Coldplay new album (as well as in previous albums), because of its R&B feel to it.
11. Up in Flames
This is a track that may remind you of the earlier version of Coldplay. It sure is calming and soothing with its simple sound.
12. A Hopeful Transmission
It may be considered as one of the best instrumentals in the Coldplay new album. It’s more upbeat and transitions well into the song ‘Don’t let it Break Your Heart ‘.
13. Don’t let it Break Your Heart
This is one beautiful track that will certainly not break your heart. The guitar ending will make you go ‘wow’. A well placed song on this Coldplay New album.
14. Up with the Birds
Up with the birds is the closing track of this Coldplay new album, and a perfect close at that. It resembles the older version of Coldplay with a refreshing twist to it. This wonderful track will leave a smile on your face.
So, how is Coldplay New Album ?
In conclusion, Mylo Xylyto discovers unexplored genres and instrumentals that offer something new to its listeners. Although the Coldplay new album in general may not appeal to some who prefer the older version of Coldplay, it offers fresh and invigorating music to those who are open to different genres and instrumentals, while remaining true to the band’s artistry and creativity.