Music Evolution: Coldplay

Success of Coldplay is not only about music, it's about the whole image as well. Their music has changed over years through an alternative rock, indie rock, soft rock, pop rock, electro pop. The colors in music videos and CD covers are bright and symbolize the connection between varius music genres and between all people around the world.
Today Coldplay is one of the greatest and successful band in the world. This British band was formed in 1996 by lead singer Chris Martin and guitarist Jonny Buckland. Last week came out documentary film about Coldplay: A Head Full Of Dreams is an amazing story about college students turning into worldwide stars, due to ambition and passion.
Recently, Music Evolution was about David Guetta and Demi Lovato. This time I would like to show you in 5 steps the evolution of Coldplay.

Such A Rush

Such A Rush - song from the first EP of Coldplay, called Safety and released in 1998. Career didn't go well at the beginning - only 50 copies of this mini-album was sold.

The Scientist

The Scientist - melancholic piano ballad about lost love, desire, apology. In the video Chris Martin sing the song backward. It took him a month to learn how perform the song back to front.

Viva La Vida

Viva La Vida - released in 2008. It adds orchestra to the band sound. Good example of merging strings, synthesizers and modern percussion beat.

Hymn for the Weekend

Hymn for the Weekend - extremely chilly song recorded in collaboration with Beyonce. It was released in 2016. The song was written by Coldplay and other artists: Avicii, Rik Simpson, Stargate. Originally it was mean to be a party song with the lyrics "drinks on me, drinks on me".

Something Just Like This

Something Just Like This - collaboration with American DJ and production duo - The Chainsmokers, released in 2017. EDM groove and synth pads create unique song about ambition, imagination, being good enough.

If you're not overwhelmed by Coldplay so far (is this even possible?!), you can watch Coldplay medley songs called The Evolution of Coldplay by duo Ciuffi Rossi.