On first listen to this single (i bought it off the internet the other day) i was a little disapointed. It has improved slightly with each listening, as various aspects of clever production and subtle background melodies are noticed. The single also conveys the 'otherworldly' euphoric atmosphere that so characterised the best tunes of Rush of Blood to the Head. There is also a good baseline, which does a good job of giving the song a momentum, and Chris Martin fields a strong characteristically souring vocal. However, all this cannot hide the fact that there isn't actually much of a tune going on. The guitar has been relegated to the background instead of being at the forefront of the melody as in ROBTTH, and instead, the keyboard seems to take over. This would of course be ok, but the keyboard doesn't seem to produce much in the way of a catchy melody either. Try humming the melody afterward the first listen, i bet u'll find it difficult! Whoever Coldplay have producing for them they should definitely keep, but the songwriting needs improving. Having said that, this track might be fitting as a standard album track, but as the leading single to a new album it just doesn't have the tune it needs. This is a worrying prospect for the new album, as if this is the catchiest thing Coldplay have right now, then X&Y will not stand up. We can only wait and see, and hope that Coldplay have some stronger songs yet to come.