Song of the Week: “Yellow” by Coldplay

I’m sure many of us have heard of the top notch British band, Coldplay. Coldplay formed back in 1996 and while I know that seems like a long time ago, but it was an amazing year. No one can deny that they don’t know at least one song by this amazingly talented group of men. The band went from calling themselves Pectoralz to Starfish, finally landing on the name Coldplay. Coldplay consists of members Chris Martin (lead vocalist), Jonny Buckland (lead guitarist), Guy Berryman (bassist), and Will Champion (drummer).

This weeks song choice is titled “Yellow” by Coldplay.

‘Yellow’ is their second single from their debut album Parachutes, released in 2000. Parachutes has been a success, reaching number 1 in the UK after its release and since becoming 8x certified platinum in the UK and 2x platinum in the US, and ‘Yellow’ become a favorite throughout the world.

When I listen to this song, I imagine a guy being so in love, that his love shines yellow. It shines for all that the person who he is in love with is. This guy is so devoted to someone that he would do anything for them, including “bleed myself dry.” I also see it as somewhat of a motivational song. It has personally gotten me through tough times, and it’s gotten me to believe in myself again. This song can be interpreted in many ways, and I’m positive it’s one of those songs that people don’t ever get tired of listening to.

Although, I could have gone with the music video for this song, I went with the live version. Hearing Chris Martin and the band perform this live, is honestly amazing. Hearing the crowd sing it with him? Just shows how powerful and wonderful this song truly is.

Coldplay has a total of six released albums: Parachutes, A Rush of Blood to the Head, X&Y, Viva la Vida or Death and All His Friends, Mylo Xyloto, and Ghost Stories. All six of these albums can be purchased on iTunes. There’s also a rumor going around the band will release their final album sometime this year. The album is said to be called A Head Full of Dreams. It’s most definitely going to be a great one, no doubt. Coldplay never fails to amaze the world with their amazing songs and lyrics. And they also have the amazing personality to top it all off.

 

Carmen
Recent college graduate with a degree in theatre. I’m crazy about One Direction and Zayn Malik, and so in love with Ed Sheeran and Taylor Swift. When I’m not fangirling, I like shopping, coffee and pretending I’m a princess in disguise. 

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