Swedish House Mafia have described Coldplay as "the most inspirational band we've heard in our lives" after getting to work with the band. Axwell, speaking to Radio 1 Newsbeat before performing at London's iTunes festival, said the trio had waited a long time to work with their heroes.
The DJ threesome have recently reworked Every Teardrop Is A Waterfall which will be released in the future. Axwell, one of the three DJs who make up the collective, said: "We've loved them for such a long time. It was awesome to get all of those parts and to give our touch to that track. They approved it so here we go."
He explained that Swedish House Mafia are also working on new material in between a busy summer schedule of live performances. "There's a lot of stuff that is 50% done," said Axwell. "We're waiting for a moment in time to finish it.
Meanwhile, speaking of Swedish, Robyn has given Coldplay‘s newest single ‘Every Teardrop Is a Waterfall’ a makeover, when she stopped by the BBC Radio 1 studios to perform in their well known Live Lounge for Fearne Cotton's program. You can hear the cover at the Coldplay forum now [thanks Open, Politik]
We think Popcrush loved it, gushing: "The musical changes in Robyn’s version of ‘Every Teardrop Is a Waterfall’ are immediately recognizable. While Coldplay’s original has some electro elements, the music is much more complex than Robyn’s stripped-down rendition. Instead of using the British band’s beat, which features layers of digitally-altered keys and melodic guitar segments, Robyn incorporates a simple whirring synth with a steady 808 beat. The combination of Robyn’s dance-pop touch and her sweetly captivating vocals yields a toe-tapping, ethereal version of ‘Every Teardrop Is a Waterfall.’ We’re sure Chris Martin and the rest of the Coldplay clan are jamming to the Robyn cover as we speak. The groovable ‘Every Teardrop Is a Waterfall’ rendition isn’t the first pop song Robyn has made her own. In the past, the ‘Dancing on My Own’ songstress has covered Kelly Clarkson‘s ‘Since U Been Gone‘, Prince‘s ‘When Doves Cry‘ and plenty of others. Robyn manages to keep the emotional quality of the lyrics, while simultaneously stamping the anthemic lovesick Coldplay tune with her own signature electronic dance-pop style.
Newly-founded online mazagine The Upcoming has reviewed Coldplay's performance at the iTunes festival last Friday (22nd July), giving it 5/5 stars. They wrote: "On the most packed, VIP-crammed and long-awaited night of the 31-day event, Coldplay took the iTunes festival to its climax. After the triumphant headline slots of Glastonbury and T in the Park, the band fronted by Chris Martin amazed a crowd of 3000 – on worldwide streaming – with lasers, confetti, giant balloons and, most importantly, beautiful songs. It’s incredible to see how many hits they have managed to put together in a 11-year career. The set started with new track “Hurts like heaven”, an upbeat song resembling Arcade Fire’s “Keep the Car Running” and Bruce Springsteen’s “Dancing in the Dark”. You can read the rest of the review here [thanks laura84]
Robyn covers Coldplay's Every Teardrop Is A Waterfall' on Radio 1's Live Lounge