Review- Coldplay’s “A Head Full Of Dreams” Top Tracks

Over the years, I have considered myself a Coldplay fanatic to say the least.  I own every album not only in physical form but also in terms of PVG (Piano, Vocals, Guitar) sheet music. While I connected deeply with Coldplay’s previous offering, “Ghost Stories” (2013), the downbeat nature of this album proved to be a bit lacklustre in comparison with its predecessor “Mylo Xyloto” (2011). “A Head Full of Dreams”, with its combination of electronic and acoustic sounds and upbeat tempo, is a feel good album, imbued with toe-tapping rhythms and memorable lyrics.

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Mylo  Xyloto Tour 2012, Sydney

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5. Amazing Day

This beautiful, fulfilling instrumental and vocal song is born out of simplicity and builds up to be one of the most inspirational and relaxing tracks of the album. To me, this song embodies love and being able to enjoy the small things in spite of having fought a hard journey for so long. This song is definitely worth a listen.

4. Everglow

Everglow is a gentle yet touching love ballad that brings together relaxed percussion and a beautiful piano melody. The chorus intensifies, adding more layers to the song, and you can feel the emotional connection that Chris Martin makes with his audience through his lyrics and vocals. The sentimental journey that Coldplay embarks upon in this song is what earns it a top spot.

“So if you love someone, you should let them know, oh the light that you left me will everglow.”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P8jOQUsTU9o 

3. Up&Up

I find this song to be an important and motivational addition to my daily musical regime. While it can be repetitive after six minutes and forty-five seconds, this is a message of hope that reminds me over and over again to keep fighting.

“When you’re in pain, when you think you’ve had enough- don’t ever give up.”

2. Hymn For The Weekend

Beyoncé’s immensely talented vocals in this long-awaited pairing with Coldplay are a musical breath of fresh air. To me, it refers to the giddiness we can feel when in love, referred to metaphorically as “feeling drunk and high”. No matter what we go through and have been through everyone deserves to be loved and to feel loved. The combination of electronic sounds, percussion and piano create a beautiful environment for this love to be felt- this love that is so great that it can reach beyond earthly realms.

On a personal note, this song represents an amazing weekend I spent with one of my beautiful friends- reminding me of the love I feel, to stay strong and keep fighting each and every day.

“Life is a drink, your love’s about, to make the stars come out.”

1. Fun (feat. Tove Lo)

Fun is an uplifting tune which reminds us to get lost in the moment and enjoy what we can in life. This song wins my top spot because of its important, inspirational message and empowering sound/lyrics. We can often get so caught up in our regrets and difficulties that we forget what the point was in the first place. Even if just for a moment we can get caught up in the beauty and joy that life has to offer, it can all be worthwhile. This song is a much-needed reminder to let go and allow yourself to enjoy what life has to offer. It also provides hope and shows us that as long as we fight and continue to do so, there is no such thing as a lost cause.

“Nothing’s too broken to find our way back, so before it’s over before you run, ah didn’t we have fun?”

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Do you agree with my top picks? It was difficult to choose as I love the entire album, so I based my views on personal connection and inspiration (I’m sorry Adventure Of A Lifetime, I think we need to take a break). I would absolutely love to hear your opinions and what your favourites from the album are.

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I’m still OK

Under my skin I feel it crawl,

Out of the light I see it all,

into the dark you let me fall

and I’m away…

Beneath the shadow I am in,

Back to the place where I begin,

Down where the days are filled with sin,

I’m still OK

And the nights outlive the day,

Out where the demons come to prey,

Prey on the fact I’m still OK

just losing my way, yeah

Take me out of this living hell,

where you can’t hear me as I yell,

I find it hard to trust myself

when you’re away… But I’m still OK.

Yes, I’m still OK.

5 Things To Be Grateful for 21/7/15

1. Friendship

Best friend hugs, marathon Skypes, random visits, those moments where we can just be silent with each other. Friendship is a love unlike any other and my true friends mean the world to me.

2. Music

Music is an expression of human interaction, human suffering and above all the human soul. Without music I wouldn’t know how to be. It helps us to feel, connect and to understand.

3. Words

Although they don’t always seem to be enough, I am grateful that I am able to express myself  in a variety of languages.

4. Lindt Dark Chocolate

On a lighter note, who can’t help but appreciate the small things in life like a favourite food, taste or smell. It is nice to be able to enjoy these small luxuries in life.

5. Love

I am thankful that I am able to love and to be loved. During the dark times and the hard times, when love may seem scarce, it always seems to shine through just when we need reminding that we are not alone