'Things I Don't Understand' was SO close to being on the album, apparently removed at the last minute, and if this didn't make the cut then it bodes very, VERY well for the album as it is an upbeat, uptempo and generally fantastic song. It is Chris Martin at his questioning, lyrical best.
'Proof' is far more laid-back and falsetto. It's a slow one, in the way that only Coldplay can do and makes this a very strong first release. If "Fix You' is to be the second single and it's B-sides compare to these, then the album should not be your only Coldplay purchase this year.
Compared to 'In My Place' - the frickin' BRILLIANT first single from the previous album - this is a fairly weak offering to kick-start their 3rd.
Luckily they followed this single up with the amazing 'Fix You' - probably 'X&Y's best track - which is both poignant and epic. Buy that instead!
They've just released 'Talk', which is pretty good...but if they don't choose either 'What If' or 'Swallowed in the Sea' as their 4th single, I'll be somewhat upset.
Then again...does anyone actually BUY CD SINGLES anymore?
They used the same chord sequence as THREE other Coldplay songs (Clocks, Moses... Read more
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