Oh the days when one could rely on Coldplay to make borderline melancholic alternative rock that was introspective, deep, and tinged with drama and mellow emotions. Sadly those days have come and gone, as is evidence of the band's last album and latest single, Every Teardrop is a Waterfall.
Now that isn't to say that Viva la Vida was an excursion into joy and optimism, but certainly there was an undertone of more positive emotions, bolstered by a much bolder, exciting approach to songwriting. Well, those newer feelings are tenfold on "Every Teardrop is a Waterfall." Chris sings with passion and flair, and the rest of the band feels frighteningly invigorated. The energy flows freely, making the whole track feel alive.
"Every Teardrop is a Waterfall" is one of the most interesting and engrossing pieces of music Coldplay has put out in sometime. This could very well be a new direction for the band. However, we'll have to wait until October 24th, when their yet untitled album will hit stores.