Review Summary: Coldplay’s latest EP may not be ground breaking. But it is still worthy of a listen.
In the world of music, it's no denying that Coldplay is one of the more popular musical acts out today. So it's no surprise that with the release of their new EP, Every Teardrop. They are bound to stir up some conversation. Will it be like their last effort? Will they go back to their old sound like X&Y? Will it sound like Viva La Vida? These are both fair questions. If I had to give a definite answer. I would say that it most closely resembles the popier side of Viva. Now let's get to the music and review.
Every Teardrop Is a Waterfall
is the name of Coldplay’s latest EP. Consisting of only three songs, it is much shorter than their last EP Prospekt’s March
. But if it’s any indication of what their next album is going to sound like, then it should not disappoint. This time around it seems Coldplay, as previously mentioned, has built and expanded on some of the sounds of Viva La Vida
. The EP starts off with title track ‘Every Tear Drop Is a Waterfall’. Aside from having an insanely catchy drum beat. It also featurs some great guitar riffs, with a very slick drum solo to fiinsh up the song. This is by far the most fun listen on the EP, for simply carrying the most energy. The lyrics aren’t exactly mind blowing, but they go with the music.
“I turn the music up, I got my records on,
I shut the world outside until the lights come on,”
Next up is ‘Major Minus’ which opens up with an acoustic sounding guitar and some interesting vocals by Chris. His vocals come off as almost haunting, as they fade more into the background and they distort his voice in parts. Although the intro comes off as being rather boring. The song, thankfully, transitions into a very interesting instrumental, which improves it greatly. Taking the accoustic guitar and paring it with what appears to be a electrice guitar solo. This come's out as being, musically, the best song on the album. We then move into, the sort of odd man out in the group.
Which leads us too ‘Moving to Mars’ this is the odd ball in the lineup. Mainly due to the sudden lack of energy that was present in the first two songs. Starting out with Chris singing while a piano plays for the first minute and a half. The song then picks up after this intro, as all of the other instruments join the fray. Including a reprise of the acoustic guitar, which plays chords similer to what was on 'Major Minus'. This song seems forgettable at first, but proves to grow on the listener. It turns out to be a slow burner, keeping a creeping tempo throughout. If these songs were being played in a club, this would be the slow dance portion. Although it is by far the weakest track on the album, it proves to be an adequate ending to a great EP.
Recommended Tracks: Try all of them. You may find one you like.