Coldplay: Are You Ready For Them?
Exhibit|November 2016

With the Global Citizen Festival just around the corner, Coldplay is in the air with people raving about their much awaited performance slated to take place on the 19th November in Mumbai finally putting all the concert rumors to rest.

Utsavi Jha

WHO ARE THEY?

And, if there is anything hovering over the minds of a million people right now, it is Coldplay for many reasons. An impressive line-up of Indian celebrities like Aamir Khan, Oscar-winning film composer A.R. Rahman, actor-singer Farhan Akhtar and more are slated to join the Global Citizen Festival, which retains its fix format providing free tickets to fans for participating in taking action and supporting of education, equality, and sanitation campaigns. Most people might know Coldplay as a four piece band with Chris Martin fronting it with three other members, with the handsome 37 yrs old lead singer receiving the maximum attention. No doubt, he is insanely talented and those dreamy blue eyes melt our hearts. But, hey! dig deeper, enter the skin of the band and you’ll find that they are a treasure of four brilliant musicians and not just one. Known for their unmatched music, brilliant songwriting that move your soul, mesmerizing melodies and magical tunes, Coldplay has been swaying the world with their unreal tunes since 1996 thus leaving behind a 16 years long legacy. While they whirled the world with music that resonated with their soul, they also became a regular target of hate by music critiques.

COLDPLAY: THE BAND FOR DUMMIES

Coldplay, a four piece band, consists of Chris Martin as the lead vocalist, Guy Berryman as the Bass Guitarist, Will Champion on the drums and Jonny Buckland as the Lead Guitarist. Democratic in approach, Chris Martin has revealed that the profits and proceeds banked by the band are divided equally between the 4 members.

The band came to be formed when three of the band members- Martin, Buckland and Berryman- met while attending University College London in September 1996. It initially performed by the name Pectoralz at local clubs. The band later came to be completed with the fourth member, Will Champion, later joining the band. The group finally settled on the name Coldplay which was borrowed from another group.

What ensued thereon is history that still continues to write itself. However, what came as a calamity on all the Coldplay fans was an interview done earlier this year that had Chris Martin stating their latest album to be the last one at least for a while. Comparing their 7 albums with the 7 books in the Harry potter series in an interview he did in 2014, he mentioned how wrapping up the albums on the 7th one would be a good idea. He also went ahead to put on record the fact that he would have never work on a solo album as he would have never been able to make any of the music he has made until now without his band. Leaving the prospect of a future album open, Martin is happy with the music they’ve made and wishes to look back at the music they’ve made on the way. As said by him, “A part of me right now just feels like yeah seven albums, that’s great and they form a kind of circle and they all make sense to me now and I feel really proud of them.”

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