All I Can Think About Is You

dieselbenz

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Not going to do any in-depth analysis, since to be honest I really miss the days when all that I thought about was whether something moved me or not, and this song makes me feel like those days. I don't know that it sounds exactly like older Coldplay particularly but it makes me feel similar to the way that stuff did. Not that nothing else since then has, but damn this is a tune that moves me. Between this and Hypnotised I'm really pleased. I've accepted that they've changed, and am happy to enjoy things that are a little outside my wheelhouse and just roll with it, but man does it feel good to have something "for me" pop up when I really, really need it.
 

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man, thank god this video had the lyrics in it :joy: (which, btw, incredible style and animation in this video, i love it)

one thing i do like about Chris's vocal effects and just the way he is singing generally is that in the beginning it's suuuuper distorted/muffled and as the song goes on his words become much clearer, less echo-y, etc. which all fits with how the rest of the music sort of... folds into itself? i talked about this a bit in the EP thread, but i love how it feels like at the start all four boys are just playing their own things, all just happening to mesh well, but as the song goes on they slowly start working toward each other and eventually end up as one cohesive unit. it's like listening to a musical puzzle putting itself together. that moment when Chris sings "all i can think about is you" and Jonny's riff matches perfectly gets me every time :heart_eyes:
An okay song totally ruined by the mix and production, once again! What a terrible result!
My opinion perfectly summarized by these two posts.
I couldn't understand a thing the first time I listened to the song, but that didn't really bother me because, well, in the end we're all here for the music, not the lyrics.
After I read the lyrics, the word "shoe" is the only thing that stuck in my head :|

What I actually like about the song is the way Chris' voice is so low and disorted it actually sounds like an instrument as well, rather than a human voice trying to tell us something. Kinda reminds me of A Spell A Rebel Yell.
When he raises his voice towards the last third of the song, I got all tingly because I felt some heavy X&Y vibes. A popular youtube comment describes it rather well:

I've been waiting this for years. This sound. This Coldplay (...) The real, old school like, mixed with X&Y having a baby with GS and AROBTTH sound.

Funnily enough, like with all new Coldplay songs, I only really enjoy the last half/third of the song, the rest is.. kinda forgettable, unfortunately.

But I'm already getting the impression that the more I listen to the song, the more I like it.

The music video is absolutely delightful though! Reminds me a lot of old cartoons, also some nice 80's styles going on, especially the way the fonts are used. I also love the random jellyfish and deep sea creatures floating around, and how one of the most modern things humanity has brought up so far (the space suit) actually ends up fossilized in the ground and builds the foundation for the rest of the music video (where everything starts breaking apart. LOVELY D: )

That was my longest post in the last 392402 years, jEsUs. I need to sit down...
 

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I didn't like this new song as much as I liked Hypnotised. This is not bad, but it sounds like a mix of other songs that doesn't really move me. Maybe in time I'll learn to appreciate it, but not for now.
 

iamsue

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Rats, my connection just paused, and I lost my post! I re-watched the video. I still don't like it and don't see its fit to the song. I know most of you will disagree. A funny reason may be that I HATE fish!! I am actually afraid of them!! So the jellyfish and other fish just creep me out. I love the song, and agree with those who say the latter parts are better. I SO love the Hypnotised video.

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Harondor

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Definitely a good tune where the band tries successfully again the 2 parts type of song like Fix You, 42 or Up With the Birds.
I'm disappointed by the abrupt ending. It's so frustrating !
 

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I do agree with the X and Y vibes. I had a flashback to an old twisted logic concert that I saw on YouTube the moment I heard Will's drumroll towards the end. The explosive "rockier" Coldplay is something I would like to hear more of personally. I want to hear Jonny and Will wail on their instruments, while maintaining a coherent sound, and I know Will doesn't like to "show off" on his drums but I think he could bring out a lot of hidden potential if he pushes himself.

I also heard a Paradise ambience in there.
 

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This is actually my favorite Coldplay song ...in quite some time. Probably X&Y era.. as far as first listen.. 'this is amazing' type song.
A few things though... unlike a lot of people here, I love the mix. I listen to a lot of M83, I don't mind the loud synth.
It's a lovely.. almost gritty mix. They used a lot of space with the room mics in the mix. I love it.. I hear enough 'clean' mixes.
I actually had more of a problem with the mix to Hypnotised. I mean.. did that keyboard loop really need to override the piano SO much?

I've always thought Coldplay should mix the highlights of each companion album/EP/B-sides...I mean I would've been thrilled if Viva La Vida left off a few tracks
for Glass of Water and Prospekt's March. Or if X&Y left off a few tracks for Proof or Things I Don't Understand.

But I also get that ...leaving some of the poppier songs on albums and then following with a handful of songs for the old fans is a neat way to grow your base
and keep your fans.
 

ClaudioScalia

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Halfway through the first listen of All I Can Think About Is You I was quite disappointed: same drum groove and bass line over and over again, it was getting boring honestly... don't get me wrong, some of my favorite pieces of music have a lot of repetition going on, but at least new instruments come in as the song goes on. None of it during the first 2 and a half minutes of AICTAIY..
Then Coldplay did what they're so good at: 180° LANDSCAPE CHANGE FOR THE WIN! Echoes of Atlas, Paradise, Clocks and Fix You in my opinion. YEAH!

I'll go with a 7/10: the first part of the song wasn't terrible, but not that great either. The second half was a huge improvement, although I wish they highlighted the piano a little bit more.
 

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This is actually my favorite Coldplay song ...in quite some time. Probably X&Y era.. as far as first listen.. 'this is amazing' type song.
A few things though... unlike a lot of people here, I love the mix. I listen to a lot of M83, I don't mind the loud synth.
It's a lovely.. almost gritty mix. They used a lot of space with the room mics in the mix. I love it.. I hear enough 'clean' mixes.
I actually had more of a problem with the mix to Hypnotised. I mean.. did that keyboard loop really need to override the piano SO much?
I agree about the mix. It sounds like they were going for a "live" sound rather than a super clean studio recording and I absolutely love it. The reverb and "space" in this song is just awesome, and if some of the finer elements get drowned out at the end that just adds to the live feeling.

It's like a darker Glass of Water crossed with Atlas and a pinch of X&Y soundscaping thrown in
 

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I realise that the thing that makes me like this song more than any other off their recent work is the lack of oohs and aahs which is kind of rare in the last couple of albums

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Xyloband_99

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I loved the thing that Chris sang at live Wonder where they'll go oooh but in the studio it turned aaah i think its very beautiful

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Lobabe

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So, I just looked at that Tokyo performance on Youtube where they play this live. Wow, this song was born to be played live!
Whoever produced this had one job- contain this beast in a studio setting and don't fuck it up. Was it Eno?
Seems too gritty to be the guys from that last pop album.

Also wow, in that live version.. I love the way Chris Martin just jumped up from the piano abruptly as the song plays it's last note. The song ends in a sorta fierce walkaway. It really is a wham-bam-thank-you-ma'am ending. And Chris Martin probably just jumped up to hurriedly grab a guitar or something for the next song. But I would totally dig it if the ending was a way to
tell the haters 'We're still Coldplay, motherfuckers. And we still have rock in us yet."
 

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I got it by pre-ordering the EP. That wouldn't count toward the chart
 

strawberrytom

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I really love it. It's experimental, cool and features some really beautiful piano. If people still say that Coldplay only make crappy radio-pop now this really proves them wrong.

However I'd really like to hear a fixed version of this song, I'm not really sure what I think it needs because I quite like the dreamy vocals, although I wouldn't mind them being a little clearer. Maybe the first half needs a little something more, but then saying that, I could listen to a much longer version of the second half too. I'm pretty sure there'll be a fan fixed version on here eventually, unless the professional live recording changes anything
 

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Great song. Wasn't doing much for me when it was released, but after a few listens it has grown on me. Also agree that the vocals could be a bit more clearer.
 
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