I remember very vividly the first time I heard Coldplay on the radio.
It was 2000, and I was a sophomore at the University of Wisconsin. I had just polished off a double whopper at Burger King (not ashamed to admit that this was a pretty common meal in my college days) and as I was driving home I heard “Yellow” come on the radio. For those that know me, I’m a big fan of vocalists that have falsetto skillz. This guy had em. Add to that a guitar riff that I could visualize playing and I was hooked!
Funny story, I initially misheard the disc jockey and thought this new British band was called Coldplate. When I got back to the apartment I hit up Limewire to find “Yellow” and any other songs by this band. It took me a little while to figure out “Coldplate” was actually “Coldplay”, my new favorite!
Fast forward 15 years and Coldplay is still at it. “Adventure Of A Lifetime” is from their upcoming 7th album. The song has a very addictive beat and of course, some vintage Chris Martin high notes! Oh, and the video stars CGI apes with sick dance moves. Check it out!