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I think as divisive as this song is turning out to be, everyone here makes good points. Coldplay, at their core, write pop music. Yellow, Clocks, Speed of Sound, Viva La Vida, Paradise, are all leading singles that are extremely radio-friendly and mainstream and nobody argues against that. They are great songs and each exemplifies how Coldplay has evolved as a band to keep up with the times. They are inspired by what mainstream music does around them and have always taken that mold and applied to themselves to produce some really quality pop tracks. The reason they are the biggest band in the world is because they are so good at this, at staying relevant.

 

ASFOS will be no exception, most people will like it and that isn't a bad thing. Personally, from what we have heard, I honestly don't like the song. People are throwing around words like "generic," and I have to honestly agree. Avicii is a great producer in house music and EDM, but that just isn't my style of music. My ears, and many others here who prefer Coldplay's alternative sound, just don't register the difference of this song and say, We Found Love, or the an Avicii song like Fade Into Darkness. Like modern country music where I am from, I just don't get it. But I am not going to let it ruin the album for me. I am afraid of how it will fit into the whole mood, and how much it will sound like an actual live band and not a computer looped around Chris' hooting. OMG THE OWL, CHRIS' HOOTING, I GET IT NOW!

 

I am glad people like this track and I wish I did, but I just don't. While it is disappointing, I have loved the sound of every other song for the post part! That is what the skip button is for.

 

 

This. Ghost Stories as an eight track album is just as welcome for me.

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I don't like this route coldplays going. Ghost stories IMO kind of sucks so far, out of the 5 songs or so that I heard Always in my head and magic are the only ones I like. I try hard to like it but I don't.

 

The reason why I don't like a sky full of stars is because it is pretty much telling me coldplays just going for the sound of the moment. EDM and house music or whatever is extremely popular nowadays, this is coldplay trying to get in on that. They don't belong there, sorry chris! I guess thats why I wasn't too fond of MX either it just seems like they are losing the unique-ness they once had and trying to grab onto whats popular at the moment.

 

 

 

I think they are trying to get on what they want to, and I won't judge them. I don't like ASFOS either, but don't assume all the other tracks will be EDM. This album is infused so far with a lot of electronics, like their last two, but also acoustics and stripped down techniques. And EDM isn't necessarily a mainstream thing. Besides the radio smashes (ASFOS will be one) the genre is very diverse. Midnight, for example, has elements of EDM that I really appreciate because they are mostly uncommon in popular music today (deep house, post-dubstep, atmospherics)

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On Monday evening, Dutch radio DJ Domien Verschuuren played the Cologne bootleg recording of "A Sky Full of Stars" on the Dutch radio station 3FM, saying that "in 24 hours" he "could probably play Coldplay's new single "A Sky Full of Stars"."

 

At the time, he wasn't certain about the Avicii collab, so here's what Verschuuren said:

"There is this one track on the new Coldplay album that's shrouded in mystery; a collaboration between Coldplay and... But what I do know is that this track will premiere tomorrow [Tuesday the 29th]. 3FM will play it then, too; Coldplay featuring somebody."

 

There's a (Dutch) link I could post, but it contains the Cologne bootleg clip...

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I don't get the fuss about this song. Obviously this is the climax of a dark album as it turns from dark to light and flows nicely into O, much like DLIBYH did with Up With The Birds. The difference is EDM, which of course, might overtake the album. I expect a lot of critics complaining about this song. The Coldplay hate goes on.

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This song needs an acoustic version. Please.

 

I can't see how the repetitive dance nature of the lyrics and chords could allow it unfortunately... :(

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Definitely going to be the next single. Avicii tweeted "Cant wait for the next @coldplay single! Ive always been a huge fan and Im so happy to have had the opportunity to be a part of their album!"

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You know what I love about coldplaying? Theirs no blind fandom here, we can criticize Coldplay without being harrassed. Good job Coldplaying!

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I don't get the fuss about this song. Obviously this is the climax of a dark album as it turns from dark to light and flows nicely into O, much like DLIBYH did with Up With The Birds. The difference is EDM, which of course, might overtake the album. I expect a lot of critics complaining about this song. The Coldplay hate goes on.

 

Sadly, I agree with you. Since, its going to be a single, people are going to hate so hard. They already did for Midnight, so I can't even imagine what people will say. I understand if people don't like it, like me, or don't like other songs as well but when people say ''I miss the old Coldplay'' or ''Coldplay is trash now'' it just irritates me.

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Well I for one am Excited for the more laid back sound and up beat tempo songs. Lets Go May 19th!!

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I've never been a fan of EDM, house music or whatever. i fell in love with coldplay for their mellow, yet gigantic atmospheric anthems more. when i heard this, i was initially disappointed. but i remembered that chris said that this is who he is and he can't change that. this is what chris likes, this is coldplay! anything music that is made with that honesty can never be looked down at just because it sounds like something else. if you open your mind theres coldplay written all over it, and it fits in with the album really well, breaking free of all the intimacy that precedes it

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I don't like how people say that it doesn't fit with the rest of the album when Chris explained it perfectly. After 7 songs of sadness and low key music, he wanted an explosion to end it off. Think of Oceans, that last line, "You've got to find yourself alone in this world." And then right into ASFOS. And then into Fly On. As a writer myself, its like a story. The climax usually is big.

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Think of Oceans, that last line, "You've got to find yourself alone in this world." And then right into ASFOS. And then into Fly On. As a writer myself, its like a story. The climax usually is big..

Yes. This.

It will work well with the rest of GS, I know it.

And also, without ASFOS, idek if they would have a big hit for this album. It's good they included it instead of possibly just making it a standalone single.

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I made an account for the sole purpose of asking this. Why are all of you bashing this song so hard when

1. You haven't heard even an entire minute of the studio version of this song

2. You haven't actually heard this song in the context of the album?

Can you at least give it a fair chance?

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I made an account for the sole purpose of asking this. Why are all of you bashing this song so hard when

1. You haven't heard even an entire minute of the studio version of this song

2. You haven't actually heard this song in the context of the album?

Can you at least give it a fair chance?

 

In todays society people who actually listen to a whole album is only getting smaller, you can't have an opinion of a song because of where its placed in an album. You should be able to judge songs independently.

 

Also the studio version we heard is pretty much the whole song. If you listened to the live version its pretty much just repeated a bunch.

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I made an account for the sole purpose of asking this. Why are all of you bashing this song so hard when

1. You haven't heard even an entire minute of the studio version of this song

2. You haven't actually heard this song in the context of the album?

Can you at least give it a fair chance?

They do it because it's a Pop Coldplay song.

This is actually ok but 3 years ago when ETIAW and Paradise were released, this forum was a big ugly mess.

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I just figured that most hardcore Coldplay fans, such as those on this forum, would be able to appreciate an album in its entirety, rather than only as individual songs.

And there are people on here who are saying the song doesn't fit in with the album at all when they haven't heard it in context, that's all. Some premature judgement, don't you think?

I can understand that some people don't like certain Coldplay songs, but I find it surprising how hard some rip into their "big" pop songs. ETIAW is actually one of my favorite Coldplay songs, next to Warning Sign, Strawberry Swing, Spies, Viva La Vida, etc. I like it all.

Then again, that's just my own personal opinion, which doesn't really mean anything.

 

All I am saying is, at least give the song a chance? I hated Magic at first and now I like it. Midnight as well.

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i think that asfos is fantastic i was a little bit surprised for the edm think but then i get used to it because i dont like a certain genre of music. I enjoy good music and this song is awesome.

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I made an account for the sole purpose of asking this. Why are all of you bashing this song so hard when

1. You haven't heard even an entire minute of the studio version of this song

2. You haven't actually heard this song in the context of the album?

Can you at least give it a fair chance?

There has been a lot of hype for this song, so of course people will judge this song specifically. The album isn't available yet, so we're only making judgement from what we've heard. For my part, at the moment, I am not fond of that song. It's my opinion. I don't think this song fits well with the rest of the songs of GS, but again, it is my opinion. Doesn't mean I won't change my mind. Doesn't mean I'm right either. I didn't like MX at first, but now I think its a great album. :)

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I just figured that most hardcore Coldplay fans, such as those on this forum, would be able to appreciate an album in its entirety, rather than only as individual songs.

And there are people on here who are saying the song doesn't fit in with the album at all when they haven't heard it in context, that's all. Some premature judgement, don't you think?

I can understand that some people don't like certain Coldplay songs, but I find it surprising how hard some rip into their "big" pop songs. ETIAW is actually one of my favorite Coldplay songs, next to Warning Sign, Strawberry Swing, Spies, Viva La Vida, etc. I like it all.

Then again, that's just my own personal opinion, which doesn't really mean anything.

 

All I am saying is, at least give the song a chance? I hated Magic at first and now I like it. Midnight as well.

 

Exactly what I'm saying! I at first didn't like Always in My Head and Another's Arms but after a few listens I like them now. People need to relax. We haven't even heard Johnny's guitar at all.

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I like every single thing Coldplay has ever done. And I'm probably gonna be somewhat fond of this song but...

I'm gonna get hated for this but I barely consider most EDM actual songs. All they are are the same buildup to a huge mess of sound with a constant kick drum. The "chorus" of most EDM are just random electronic chords (They don't have to be a nice chord progression. Just any progression). And add a constant drum kick. That's all you hear on American radio and it's horrible.

 

I haven't heard the song fully yet but the "chorus" of the song is exactly like 90% of every EDM song you hear on the radio. There is no melody really. I don't understand it. But I'm still excited to hear the song in full.

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I like every single thing Coldplay has ever done. And I'm probably gonna be somewhat fond of this song but...

I'm gonna get hated for this but I barely consider most EDM actual songs. All they are are the same buildup to a huge mess of sound with a constant kick drum. The "chorus" of most EDM are just random electronic chords (They don't have to be a nice chord progression. Just any progression). And add a constant drum kick. That's all you hear on American radio and it's horrible.

 

I haven't heard the song fully yet but the "chorus" of the song is exactly like 90% of every EDM song you hear on the radio. There is no melody really. I don't understand it. But I'm still excited to hear the song in full.

 

I am with you. Popular EDM after a few listens really lacks much detail and texture despite being so explosive. It just sounds extraordinarily...well...simple and numbing. Details, textures, beauty are some of the things I love about Coldplay, and I just feel this track lacks them. I don't hate Coldplay for trying something new, nor do I think this will ruin the album for me, I just don't like the outcome (In my own personal infinitesimally small opinion.)

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I am with you. Popular EDM after a few listens really lacks much detail and texture despite being so explosive. It just sound extraordinarily...well...simple. Details, textures, beauty are some of the things I love about Coldplay, and I just feel this track lacks them. I don't hate Coldplay for trying something new, I just don't like the outcome.

 

Yeah I hear ya. There are some EDM songs that are awesome and I blast them on repeat but I've realized that's because they have nice melodies or a uniqueness about them.

Like Avicii - Levels or Calvin Harris ft. Florence Welch- Sweet Nothing

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Look forward to the album. Pick and choose what you like. Your tastes will change over time. Y'all will be better Coldplay fans yet.

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