Monthly Archives: February 2014

Coldplay – Midnight

Coldplay 2014

It’s been a long time coming since Coldplay has released a song of their own, granted there was a teaser of new material via “Catching Fire OST”, but like any and all Coldplay fanatics, one would hope for news of new material of original Coldplay. The boys announced yesterday  that “something new at 0:00 Ulaanbaatar #midnight PH” on their Facebook page, meaning an exclusive premier of their new video/song for the country of Germany. With eerie images of forest, foxes, and familiar faces; all in black and white photo negatives, you can just imagine ones imagination would go haywire. So without further ado, here is the new song from one of my all time favourites:

To say that “Midnight” is different would be an understatement, though Coldplay has hardly shy’d away from being a little different, quirky, and flat out weird. They’re a band of few words, hardly in the spotlight for the wrong reason, and they let their music speak for itself. Coldplay is a mystery to many, and though their popularity and fandom are easy targets for the public to brand them as sellouts, Coldplay merely shrugs it off to play the music they love, fandom or not. I hope you enjoy “Midnight” as much as I did, here’s to new Coldplay in 2014.

For Fans of: Muse, Bon Iver, Keane, U2

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Sam Roberts Band – Metal Skin

Sam Roberts Band

Remembering back to grade nine, a young, handsome and much better built me went on stage wearing all black everything, holding a single acoustic guitar. I was taking part in the after school talent show where, despite my love for metal and rap music, I wanted to share a little softer side of myself. I took a deep breath and nervously strummed the C minor chord and played my rendition of Sam Roberts Band Bridge to Nowhere.

I’ve been intrigued by Sam Roberts and his band of brothers for a long time, and with the release of their fifth studio album Lo-Fantasy, they continue their stride of being one of the best Canadian bands of our generation. I was taken aback the first time I heard “Metal Skin”, with its jungle melody in the pre-chorus mixed with some funk and rock, it’s a very ambitious record but I’ve come to love it each time I replay it. I have yet to see this band live on stage, but to see “Metal Skin” or “Bridge to Nowhere” for that matter will definitely be worth it. 

For Fans Of: The Arkells, Bedouin SoundClash, The Tragically Hip

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