New Tune: Midnight // Coldplay

In a dramatic departure from their most recent sounds of upbeat and dance-vibey Mylo Xyloto, Coldplay dropped this mellow mushroom cloud of awesome on the unsuspecting world Tuesday morning. With it’s haunting vocals and subdued beat, Midnight is nothing like what we’ve heard off of Coldplay before. Instead of relying on their piano skills or guitar riffs or drum beats (or Fix You‘s infamous combination of the three), this new single follows in Mylo’s footsteps of experimenting in the electronic genre yet the calm, quieter approach to song writing is more reminiscent of album tracks of the Parachutes or Rush of Blood eras.

With all the new mixed with the old to create an unheard sound, it’s safe to say we’re waiting on the edge of our seats to see what Coldplay and Album Six – due out later this year – have in store.

– L