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Coloratura new Coldplay single out Friday July 23rd


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I don't even know what to say... I waited until 1AM my time for the premiere and listened to the song twice.  I'm at my family's weekend house and this is my view right now (long exposure shot).

This song has not a single chance to be a radio hit.  Higher Power was for the general public. This is for us. Thank you, Coldplay.

I dont know what can be said that hasn't already been but   For starters, this is the first time in a long time that I've cried hearing a song on first listen. It's just like. All of the fru

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3 hours ago, IcebatofvalikinRRBZ8 said:

If only you all had this much love for ASFOS/Ink like with Coloratura. I’d be very happy 😣

A Sky Full of Stars and Ink are great pop songs, especially Ink, which is my second favorite from the album. But sonically, lyrically, and instrumentally Coloratura is far better. Hell, I'd even say it's in their top three of all time.

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I haven't been posting for a long time but I just couldn't help it. Coloratura is simply GENIUS.
Everytime a new song is released it's so exciting to listen to for the first time. But this time I was astonished like no other, it gave me chills...the opening of the song is like a symphonic orchestra tuning. Amazing build up, great production, doesn't feel like a 10min song. I don't think anyone here only listened to it once. It's on repeat for days! It's like a journey through time in the Coldplay universe. It sums up everything they are and everything they've become through 25 years of evolution. The true essence of Coldplay, an Ode to Music. I feel that their 9th LP is gonna be so epic like Beethoven's 9th! Can't wait 💗

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On 7/25/2021 at 10:34 AM, jphantom said:

Does anyone know the meaning behind coloratura? It feels like it’s about someone who is in love with the idea and feels the need to go explore the universe but with today’s technology restraints they can’t do that and for now all they have is that person they love on the planet they’re on. What does everyone think?

That's an interesting thought! Reminds me of a line from Blur's Under the Westway: 

"Bring us the day they switch off the machines
'Cause men in yellow jackets putting adverts inside my dreams
An automated song and the whole world gone
Fallen under the spell of the distance between us when we communicate"

My personal theory is that the song is about a utopian world that is welcoming of refugees/space travelers but buried inside a love song / "whoa space is so cool" theme.

Everyone before is WELCOMING us now
-The US is particularly a place that was built on colonialism and immigrants, so it should welcome current immigrants and refugees

the end of death and doubt 
-in reference to refugees the majority of whom are escaping war

"everyone's allowed"
-again speaking of welcoming people regardless of national origin, LGBT status, gender identity, race, etc

Pluribus unum, unus mundus
Likely a reference to the US slogan "e pluribus unum", ie many united as one. Likely an ironic reference since the US is objectively bad at completing upon this slogan's promise (based on its poor immigration/refugee policies, violence against people of colour/immigrants). Unus mundus is the aspiration of the UN, for which Chris is quite involved due to Global Citizen. 

Overall, I think for some immigrants/refugees, arriving in a new country where you're safe means escaping death yet also feeling like you're in heaven because of being safe. Obviously it's not that simple for many refugees in real life, but indeed this is my theory - that Coloratura imagines a world where we end conflict and are super accepting of anyone who shows up on our doorstep. 

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On 7/26/2021 at 4:12 PM, Alice42 said:

I haven't been posting for a long time but I just couldn't help it. Coloratura is simply GENIUS.
Everytime a new song is released it's so exciting to listen to for the first time. But this time I was astonished like no other, it gave me chills...the opening of the song is like a symphonic orchestra tuning. Amazing build up, great production, doesn't feel like a 10min song. I don't think anyone here only listened to it once. It's on repeat for days! It's like a journey through time in the Coldplay universe. It sums up everything they are and everything they've become through 25 years of evolution. The true essence of Coldplay, an Ode to Music. I feel that their 9th LP is gonna be so epic like Beethoven's 9th! Can't wait 💗

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Listen to it at least 5 times per day, can't get enough of the song. It has all these different little elements.

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Any ideas, when we might get to see this song performed live?

Anyone knows what was the not broadcasted secret song they performed for BBC Big Weekend? From the interview with Greg James it seems like at the end of the set they were going to play some new song instead of Life Is For Living. I'm just wondering if it was Coloratura and if will be able to see it anytime. 

It will be exciting to see, how it's arranged for live performance and of course hear some bits from Jonny higher up in mix.

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1 hour ago, Tarkovsky2 said:

I'm pretty sure they played My universe, based on the way they talk about it.

Okay, I didn't get that feeling though. For me there is no way My Universe is Will's favourite song of these new ones and I can't see anything about My Universe, what makes them say like it's special and very different.

 

 

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In the Apple Music interview from a couple of months ago Chris was talking about HP and he made it sound like they/Will thought it was AMAZING, like it was going to be the next VLV. And what else would they say in an interview? "The other song that we performed today will be our next single. It's generic af, please stream it everybody"? 

Having said that, thematically Coloratura would fit in really well with the scenery so I hope it was that one. 🙂  

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3 minutes ago, LisaFeehily said:

In the Apple Music interview from a couple of months ago Chris was talking about HP and he made it sound like they/Will thought it was AMAZING, like it was going to be the next VLV. And what else would they say in an interview? "The other song that we performed today will be our next single. It's generic af, please stream it everybody"? 

Having said that, thematically Coloratura would fit in really well with the scenery so I hope it was that one. 🙂  

Do you have the link/timestamp?

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2 hours ago, LisaFeehily said:

In the Apple Music interview from a couple of months ago Chris was talking about HP and he made it sound like they/Will thought it was AMAZING, like it was going to be the next VLV. And what else would they say in an interview? "The other song that we performed today will be our next single. It's generic af, please stream it everybody"? 

Having said that, thematically Coloratura would fit in really well with the scenery so I hope it was that one. 🙂  

That's right. For Coldplay doing a K POP song is different thing, and i asumme they love the song

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2 hours ago, CP-EST said:

Okay, I didn't get that feeling though. For me there is no way My Universe is Will's favourite song of these new ones and I can't see anything about My Universe, what makes them say like it's special and very different.

 

 

Maybe you are right, maybe they performed that one to release it to fill the marketing gap to september.

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I'm sure this guy has been mentioned here before. He may even be a member of this site, I don't know. But he has a whole piano playlist of most of Coldplay's material and he always kills it. Here's his piano cover of Coloratura and it's pretty brilliant....

 

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