You must be living under a rock if you don’t know the band Coldplay. Well, If you are indeed living under a rock then let me enlighten ya! Coldplay a British rock band formed in 1996. It consist of vocalist Chris Martin, guitarist Jonny Buckland, bassist Guy Berryman, and drummer Will Champion. They all met at University College London and began playing music.
Coldplay is the latest band to feature on NPR Music‘s “Tiny Desk Concert” video series. The video that we are going to talk about was released on Monday, two of Coldplay’s members, keyboardist/vocalist Chris Martin and guitarist Jonny Buckland, performed songs both new and old while backed by a nine-piece choir.
They began by playing “Cry Cry Cry”, from the band’s most recent full length studio album, Everyday Life which was released in 2019. According to NPR shortly into the sound check, singer Chris Martin starts singing, “Cry Cry Cry”, which was right from the middle. Upon being asked by one of his singers if there seemed to be a problem, Martin replied, ‘No, I’m just in heaven right now!’”
Everybody present in the studio suddenly got ecstatic and a cheer of applause erupted from the NPR staff as Martin led the group into “Viva La Vida”, which is most certainly Coldplay’s most popular song from 2008’s Viva la Vida or Death and All His Friends. Here the choir came into their own, closing the tune in acapella fashion and generating a “Thank you” from Martin at the end. He further went on to thank each and every singer behind the support team. It was a treat for the NPR staff members to watch Chris Martin cover Prince‘s “1999” “Champions Of The World”, the third Everyday Life track, then closed out the performance.