Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Coldplay's 'Every Teardrop...' video is a waterfall of color and frivolity - watch now!

This is where pretentiousness comes from.
Despite the fact that he married Gwyneth Paltrow, Chris Martin has managed to maintain favor with us for the sole reason that he churns out some bona fide tunes.  One of those tunes is Coldplay's new single, 'Every Teardrop Is A Waterfall,' which has wowed critics and confused listeners, but also become one of their bigger hits in the US.

Usually our SONGS OF THE SUMMER are tiny balls of poppers-smelling glitter, layered with drum tracks and disco whistles, but 'Teardrop' hops on our warm weather playlist by virtue of it being all soaring and escapist and epic.  Coldplay obviously knew this, because they made a video for the song that is also all of those things.

It's essentially several minutes of a neon seizure.  And it is very good.