Speed of Sound by Coldplay

Posted On: Friday - October 19th 2018 8:27PM MST
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I heard this song in a store the other day, and had to think for a bit if this was the one I'd posted a long while back by this band. Nope, that other one was Clocks, but they've both got a really great sound. Speed of Sound is from Coldplay's 2005 album X&Y. That's all I know - I haven't made an effort to keep up with who bandmembers are, what's their "discography" history, or whether they are still around or long-since dead, in quite a while. I'll just listen, thank you very much.

It's a very good melody, but it's that very-catchy short keyboard breakdown part that make the song. As I wrote in the post on Clocks, I just don't want to ever overplay it, as the great feeling from listening to it will then be gone.

Hey, WT?! I just listened to Clocks again, and the keyboard breakdown part there is strikingly similar. It has a different rhythm, but it goes down a scale with 4 notes, the 2nd and 3rd being the same. No wonder the songs remind me of each other.

I usually try to put band musicians names here on music posts to credit them with the great sounds, but I had neglected to in that previous post. So, the British band Coldplay is:

Chris Martin – vocals, piano, synthesizer
Jonny Buckland – electric guitars
Guy Berryman – bass guitar, backing vocals
Will Champion – drums, backing vocals

[Updated 10/20, evening:]
Added more about the similarity to their song Clocks.

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