[X10Y] ‘Speed Of Sound’ Debuts, With ‘Clocks’ Comparisons

10 years of X&Y – #X10Y.

[X10Y] 'Speed Of Sound' Debuts, With 'Clocks' Comparisons
Warning sign – you are about to go back to 10 years ago, shortly after Speed Of Sound received its debut play on BBC Radio 1. Radio stations immediately warned to Coldplay’s 1st single from their upcoming 3rd album, X&Y. Speed of Sound drew comparisons to the style of their GRAMMY winning single, ‘Clocks’.

Chris Martin and Jonny Buckland from Coldplay came into Radio 1 to give Steve Lamacq the first play of their single.

The guys seemed very embarrassed about the compliments from listeners after the single was played and joked they wanted to remix it again. They admit they’re very shy about talking about their new album ‘X&Y’ but Chris talked about how they’ve turned up Jonny’s guitars to show off what a great musician he is.

Despite the nerves about the album they can’t wait to head off on tour and play Glastonbury and are loving life at the moment.

“We’re living our dream lives, we’re entertained all the time. I spoke to Noel Gallagher from the band Oasis. When you speak to someone who was around when you were 14 and now they’re speaking to you as contemporaries, you have to hit yourself on the head and remind yourself that your dreams have come true. It’s amazing. We’re still excited about it. Every part of what we do is exciting and incredible.”

As well as releasing a new album, the band are also heading off on tour soon. They chose their own support bands for the dates – Interpol is one of them – Chris explained why:

They’re disarmingly handsome, and what we thought we needed to open for Coldplay was a disarmingly handsome band. The Strokes weren’t available and nor were Kings of Leon or Girls Aloud, so Interpol it was

‘Speed Of Sound’ has been compared to Coldplay’s third single from previous album, A Rush Of Blood To The Head. We have a new forum poll for you. Which single is better, the former new single or the latter classic?

And back to the future….

For #X10Y, we’ll be posting audio clips of X&Y songs, including remastered tracks, extended versions and remixes! This is with a big thanks to dexynboy on the Coldplaying forums, who’s editing talents are much appreciated over here.

Here’s a remastered version of Speed Of Sound:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aowtyrtaD7U&feature=youtu.be