On Friday Coldplay released their latest song from their new album Music of the Spheres Volume I. There has been nearly unanimous positivity towards the song. Why is Coldplay’s new song Coloratura revolutionary?
Coldplay is the most commercially successful band worldwide based on album and single sales. Their latest song, “Coloratura,” has gone back to their classic roots by using deep lyrics and concepts that touch on topics such as love, life, death, and mental health. With such a variety of lyrics covering fundamental aspects of life from an alternative perspective, this instant Coldplay classic sets it apart in the music industry by providing deep meaning but also catchy tunes. The origins of the name “Coloratura” come from a musical term for exaggerated vocal ornamentation used as virtuosity, which also says something about Coldplay’s motivations behind creating this new hit song, making people want to understand it while enjoying every minute listening.
Coldplay have always had a spiritual presence and deep lyrical content to their albums, but they have been coming back to their more instrumental and acoustic roots with the release of Coloratura. The music video is stunning-utilizing CGI for its visuals. This style of visuals and music compliment each other well; it’s intricately done where you can tell Coldplay took the time for every piece. It creates an atmosphere reflective of the album art: colors everywhere. This is different from some of their previous work because more than ever before there is an underlying deeper meaning in the music, much like we saw from their 2019 album Everyday Life.
The reviews of their latest album are good. I’m sure people are looking forward to hearing them on the radio and seeing what Coldplay has in store for us this time around. The album is also getting great reviews from critics who were unable to get into the group’s previous efforts. Not only does this prove that Coldplay isn’t just a one-hit wonder when it comes to music, but also that they have a great sense of teamwork when it comes to making music and putting out an album. They’ve revolutionized their sound and brought in some huge stars such as Korean super group BTS, to round out the performance. They’ve also incorporated new instruments. If you go back and listen to Coldplay’s past albums, you’ll hear an obvious focus on progression.
Coldplay’s latest album Music of the Spheres is set to release on October 15, 2021. This will be their ninth studio album.