Coldplay Biography

Coldplay, the biggest band since the Millennium?

Starting off in 1996, Coldplay had 3 intense years of band members coming and going, eventually forming a democracy where all band members share equally.

Following this Coldplay released ‘Parachutes’ in 2000 and became the band who took British alternative rock in a new direction.

Surrounded by other British bands like Travis, Keane and Radiohead as well as being heavily influenced by Irish U2 and American R.E.M, Coldplay was set for Stadium greatness!

After the release of the follow up A Rush Of Blood To The Head it was obvious that Coldplay was the next big stadium band, a position they’ve managed to hold since.

The Scientist music video recycle!

Even though Coldplay claim to have written The Scientist collectively, the basic progression and melody was written by Chris Martin after he had been working on a George Harrison cover.

All great songs deserve a good music video and in ‘The Scientist’ we certainly get that!

‘The Scientist’ music video went on to win three awards at the Mtv video awards, mainly down to it’s narrative being told in reverse.

This genius music video for ‘The Scientist, directed by Jamie Thraves starts off with Chris Martin singing the first verse on a mattress in a London suburb, but we quickly enter reverse mode.

The Scientist Music Video

As Chris sings in sync and the world is backwards the story of what happened is told backwards.

To pull such an effect off Chris Martin would have to sing the song backwards!

The effect was previously used in the 1996 video Drop by The Pharcyde (Spike Jones).

Above we see Coldplay’s headline slot at Glastonbury playing ‘The Scientist’ were they in a final twist reverse the Outro live.

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