Song Review: Coldplay – ‘Adventure Of A Lifetime’

[Tom Boon | Contributing Writer]

Friday 6th November saw Coldplay announce their new album, A Head Full Of Dreams. Following on from the serene sounds of Ghost Stories, the latest album has been described by Chris Martin as, “a more colourful, more joyful sort of thing” in an interview with the BBC. It’s to be released on 4th December 2015.


Track 5 on the album, ‘Adventure Of A Lifetime’ was made available for immediate download. The song starts with an upbeat tone similar to the band’s song ‘Every Teardrop is a Waterfall’, with an intro of about 40 seconds. Then the lyrics begin. They proclaim, “Turn your magic on” and they certainly manage to achieve this with the song. It truly works its own magic, instantly sticking in your head. The song continues until reaching the lyrics, “We are legends.” With over 80 million singles sold worldwide, and every studio album released having charted at number one, this seems highly appropriate. Especially as, at the end of the day, this album was number one on the albums chart; despite not being released for another month.

Will this album live up to the expectation that Coldplay’s reputation has led us to hold? If the first single is representative of the whole album, then the answer is certainly: yes!

Whilst we still don’t know what the whole album will sound like, this song certainly paves the way with creating some high expectations. I instantly fell in love with the song and haven’t stopped playing it since.

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Song Review: Coldplay – ‘Adventure Of A Lifetime’