- Nov 17, 2016
What songs did you know of Coldplay? And what specifically got you hooked on the band?
Exactly the same for me!!! Except I was obsessed with Mylo Xyloto before the Ghost Stories release.This is kind of a mysterious story. I grew up hearing all of the old songs, but what's annoying is that I don't know when or where or even exactly the first time I heard of them. I remember Paradise coming out since I used to listen to everything on the radio back in middle school, but honestly I didn't like it that much. My music taste wasn't very good then. Near the end of eighth grade (2014) I heard Viva la Vida and I remember thinking I'd heard it a lot before but I didn't know where. I liked it so much that I started listening to a lot of the new music from Ghost Stories and moved on to their old songs, almost all of which I'd heard before when I was too young to remember. When AHFOD came out I saw them live and became truly obsessed. I think part of the reason I like Coldplay so much is because all of the old music reminds me of the forgotten parts of my childhood. Even songs like Talk sound familiar....and it's not like my parents ever played them (my mom somehow didn't know who Coldplay was until 2015 no joke) so I'm not even sure where this comes from.
Beautiful story ;-)What makes a Coldplayer? I have loved them since 2000 when I first heard Parachutes and would buy then stream every album. So I loved and knew lots of songs.
I actually remember when I wondered if I was growing out of them. That was, surprisingly for me now, Ghost Stories. I remember initially really disliking the album. Which seems crazy since I usually love chill sad music. Now it is one of favorites l.
But...I didn't become an actual Coldplayer superfan until I went to my first concert finally during AHFOD in 2017. I hadn't even really listened much to that album but...The euphoria of that night stuck with me and literally changed my life. It was crazy.
I know exactly what you mean!The euphoria of that night stuck with me and literally changed my life. It was crazy.