Quote From Vocalist Chris Martin:
“We’re trying to get to the very highest level. We want to be better than Mozart. That doesn’t mean we are, but that’s what we’re trying for. To me, there’s no point in trying for anything less.”
Chris Martin appears as a zombie in the 2004 horror comedy film Shaun Of the Dead.
The four future members of Coldplay met as college students in London and became almost instant friends; the band grew out of their friendship. An early EP of only 500 copies got them a performance slot in the Manchester In the City music festival in 1998.
Success with “Yellow”:
Following the Manchester performance, connections with one talent scout led to another and ultimately a recording contract with Parlophone Records. A 1999 limited edition release titled The Blue Room received Continue reading
Download the song Fix You
About the song :
“Fix You” is a song by Coldplay and is the fourth track on their 2005 album, X&Y. During live performances of the song all four members of the band sing, although on record only Chris and Will do. It was also released as the second single from that album in various countries. In the United Kingdom it was released on 2005-09-05 to avoid competition with Oasis’ “The Importance of Being Idle” (released 2005-08-22) in the UK Singles Chart.
On 14 September 2005, Coldplay released the Fix You EP on the iTunes Music Store. All of the sales went to the American Red Cross Hurricane 2005 Relief and the National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences’ MusiCares Hurricane Relief Fund. This song was also played on Shelter from the Storm. It has also became a tribute song for the victims and eventually became the anthem for the event.
Fix You Music Video :
Watch the video of the song Fix You right here.
Writing The Song :
When writing the song, Chris Martin was influenced by Muse’s use of a church organ on the track “Megalomania” from their album Origin of Symmetry. Unable to gain access to one, Martin instead used an old keyboard that his late father-in-law (Bruce Paltrow) gave to his wife Gwyneth Paltrow. However, in other instances Martin has claimed that “Fix You” is a copy of Elbow’s 2003 anthem “Grace Under Pressure”.
Some sources claim Chris Martin wrote the song for his wife Gwyneth Paltrow after she suffered depression due to the death of her father Bruce Paltrow.
This song is written in E flat major.
Media Usage :
- The song was used for a promo for the Jim and Pam love story saga on NBC’s hit show The Office
- “Fix You” was used for Extreme Makeover: Home Edition’s special, in which homes Continue reading
Coldplay may have decided on ‘Viva la Vida’ for the name for the fourth album as far back as March 2007.
‘Viva La Vida’ can have different meanings, and is translated into various phrases, depending on the language and culture. The first meaning that comes to mind of any Spanish speaker when hearing “Viva la Vida” is ‘Live Life’ or ‘Live The Life’. A reverse translation of ‘Long Live Life’ would be ‘La Vida Vive’, or ‘the life lives on’.
But for those born and raised in Mexico (which is where the phrase eminates from) ‘Long Live Life’ translates correctly into ‘Viva la Vida’, and is used to celebrate life. The local Mexican meaning of ‘Viva…’ is to exclaim and celebrate.
The picture right was taken outside Frida Kahlo’s house (which nowadays is a museum) last year during the Latin American tour 2007. Chris Martin bought three books about her paintings and her life.