Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Viva la Vida



It's been a long wait for Coldplay fans.

The World's Most Predictable Band is finally releasing their new album on 17th June.

From whatever I've read about Coldplay's effort into recording their new tracks, Brian Eno's challenged them musically by exposing them to everything from jazz to heavy metal.

It's will be interesting to see how their attempt at sounding un-Colplayish will turn out.

For starters, there definitely is a pronounced use of the keys in the couple of tracks available on last.fm. And I'm guessing that there will be a lot more vocal/ instrumental improvisations in their song structures than just plain catchy 'verse-chorus-verse' efforts.

Coldplay had seem to hit the same wall that U2 had hit a while ago: the wall of composing predictable, formulaic pop-rock tracks that top the charts for a brief bit only to end up in the 'forgotten bin' for eons.

I think the hiatus has definitely made Coldplay musically wiser.

They've woken up to the fact that the only way to stay relevant in the ever changing music scene is to keep reinventing yourselves constantly.

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