For Millennials. By Millennials.
With Part 1 of the review at your disposal, we now shift your focus on Part 2. Coldplay’s new album Everyday Life is a beautiful touch towards life issues that we all face. The band did a wonderful work at creativity, releasing Sunrise and Sunset at these two times of a day. Amman, Jordan hosted the company of Chris Martin as they did a live performance of their complete album first at sunrise, then during sunset.
Coldplay’s Album ‘Everyday Life’ Review For Sunset
Just like for Sunrise, part one of their latest album, Coldplay also released a full album video for Sunset. You can watch the video from their YouTube Channel or you can just click on the video below.
The second part, Sunset, starts off with Guns. Chris throws a sneaky jab towards people and government who claims that fighting gun violence with more guns is better.
‘And the judgement of this court is that we need more guns’
It talks about how it is a common thought that more guns mean more safety. The guitar strumming and quick beating tune speaks everything about a worldwide disorder. As strong as the message it holds, the song itself lasts hardly 2 minutes and ends quickly. As a matter of fact, the whole album trends short and direct message to the audience over one issue or the other.
Coming to Orphans, it looks as if it is exclusively to charge up fans and audience at shows. This is another typical Coldplay pop music which we all adore, fans shouting, craving for more. This is Coldplay record’s centerpiece, a review supported by NME as well. It talks about the Syrian civil war and a ray of hope amidst all that, with a few “wooops” and “Wooh-hoo”s it can get the crowd going.
‘Everyday Life’ Second Part Is Sweet, Slow and Soft
Èkó is next in the Coldplay’s two-part album. The word actually means Lagos in the Yoruba language. It is a city in Nigeria, Africa and Èkó talks about its beauty.
“Lagos a dream in the distance / From promises he’d made behind / Where there was no harvest / But he missed the sky and its circus / And countless, the stars.
In Africa, the rivers are perfectly deep and beautifully wide. In Africa, the mothers will sing you to sleep and say, ‘It’s alright, child. It’s all right.”
The soothing excerpt is from the same song from Sunset. It’s quite simply a calming, soothing, a brilliant piece.
Cry Cry Cry is a reference to Jizo Bodhisattva, an enlightened being in Asian Buddhism. The blues and the rhythm by Coldplay shift to chipmunk-like wails from Martin. Somehow the whole mixture is endearing to listen and becomes more of a soft background rhythm you can hum along while doing something.
Old Friends, a sweet memory of Chris remembering his past friends. Looking at a picture of all the friends and reminiscing on all the beautiful moments they shared. Coldplay pushes you to think of your past friends as well with his melodious tunes.
Coldplay Is Adventurous With This Album
Soon, a piece by piano takes over as we shift to an Iranian poem literally named Bani Adam in its Arabic text. As you listen to this a-minute-and-a-half of piano play, the soft music shift towards the poem itself.
Just when you thought that perhaps the album is becoming slower and softer in tone, Coldplay picks up the pace with this one. Champion of the World is a complete guitar, drum, bass combo, rescuing an otherwise trailing part two of Everyday Life. It is dedicated to believing in oneself, combined with indie rock and echoing lyrics that soon fade down as the song ends. A good pick up of momentum. The album ends with the song Everyday Life which has more of a farewell tune to it as credits roll out.
The complete album is a mixture of experiments that Coldplay tried this year. Iranian poem, talk on gun violence, and a sweet girl calling out her father. Coldplay is adventurous and they will try more of this because this is definitely going to be their one of stronger albums.