‘Viva la vida’, Coldplay

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We opted for the start of the week, which has already been confirmed that it will not be the last of our confinement, with the positivity of one of the hymns most celebrated of the british group Coldplaythe group created by Chris Martin, Jon Buckland, Guy Berryman and Will Champion in 1996.

The song, like the title of the disk in which is included, is Living the life. The album, which was the best selling album in the world in 2008 and has distributed over 10 million copies, won the Grammy for best rock record and the title song, the best song of the year. In the album, the quartet left behind the group of guitar indie introspective to Radiohead -saving the distances – their first albums and felt mature enough to experiment with new sounds, more epic and bombastic, with layers of backing vocals and echoes of the pop and rock stage. And he did so with the help of producer Brian Eno, former member of Roxy Music, on the album sound more U2 Colplay, as evident in issues like Strawberry swing or Lost! Not in vain, Eno was already collaborated with the irish from The unforgettable fire, in 1994.

Live the life, that has gone down in history soccer as the song that Pep Guardiola used to harangue the Barcelona F. C., emerged, influenced by a painting of Frida Khalo, in which appeared the sentence and by the desire of Chris Martin of “get rid of the power and influence of others, break the norm,” he said. And it is something that is advised from their cover of the Liberty leading The people, the painting of Eugène Delacroix, an icon of the French Revolution.

Musically, Viva la vida sounds energetic and positive, with an atmosphere of bombastic and stadium which Coldplay recorded in various churches, with multiple choirs, rhythms, martial and string sections. The group felt mature and ready to experiment with new sounds and finding large audiences. And it did. The album is regarded as a work of transition, as evidenced by his post-diving in the sounds more commercial, with collaborations with Rhianna, The Chainsmokers, or Beyonce, and songs, such as those included in the albums forgettable as X&y and Mylo Xyloto, easy to sing live and with a nod to the radiofórmula and dance music.

As a curiosity, the virtuoso guitarist Joe Satriani filed a lawsuit against Colplay when you consider that Viva la vida was a plagiarism of his song If I could fly. The request is not passed to higher. In addition, second curiosity, the song is about the French Revolution, sung by a british group, and its title is in Spanish.

In this video there is evidence of the healing power of music. See the reaction of an autistic child and his father to listen to interpretear Fix you Colplay live.

LETTER

“I used to rule the world

Seas would rise when I gave the word

Now in the morning, I sleep alone

Sweep the streets I used to own

I used to roll the says

Feel the fear in my enemy”s eyes

Listen as the crowd would sing

Now the old king is dead! Long live the king!

One minute I held the key

Next the walls were closed on me

And I discovered that my castles stand

Upon pillars of salt and pillars of sand

I hear Jerusalem bells are ringing

Roman Cavalry choirs are singing

Be my mirror, my sword and shield

My missionaries in a foreign field

For some reason I can’t explain

Once you go there was never, never a honest word

And that was when I ruled the world

It was a wicked and wild wind

Blew down the doors to let me in

Shattered windows and the sound of the drums

People couldn’t believe what I’d become

Revolutionaries wait

For my head on a silver plate

Just a puppet on a lonely string

Oh, who would ever want to be king?

I hear Jerusalem bells are ringing

Roman Calvary choirs are singing

Be my mirror, my sword and shield

My missionaries in a foreign field

For some reason I can’t explain

I know Saint Peter won t call my name

Never an honest word

But that was when I ruled the world

Oh, oh, oh, oh, oh

I hear Jerusalem bells are ringing

Roman Calvary choirs are singing

Be my mirror, my sword and shield

My missionaries in a foreign field

For some reason I can’t explain

I know Saint Peter won t call my name

Never an honest word

But that was when I ruled the world”

In Spanish

“I used to rule the world,

seas would rise when I ordered.

Now, when morning comes, I sleep alone,

mud the streets I used to own.

I used to roll the dice,

I felt the fear in the eyes of my enemy.

I listened to how the people sang:

“now the old king is dead, long live the king!”

For a minute I had the key,

the next the walls were closed to me.

And I discovered that my castles were built

on pillars of salt and pillars of sand.

I hear the bells of Jerusalem are ringing,

the choirs of the cavalry, and roman are singing,

they are my mirror, my sword and my shield,

my missionaries in a foreign field.

For some reason I can not explain

once you go, never,

there was never a word honest.

That was when I ruled the world.

It was wind-haunted and wild

that threw the doors to let me enter.

Broken windows and the sound of drums,

the people could not believe what I had become.

Revolutionaries wait

my head on a silver platter.

Only a puppet with a rope, solitary,

oh, who would want to be king?

I hear the bells of Jerusalem are ringing,

the choirs of the cavalry, and roman are singing,

they are my mirror, my sword and my shield,

my missionaries in a foreign field.

For some reason I can not explain

I know that St. Peter will not tell you my name (I won’t go into the sky)

Never a word honest,

but that was when I ruled the world.

I hear the bells of Jerusalem are ringing,

the choirs of the cavalry, and roman are singing,

they are my mirror, my sword and my shield,

my missionaries in a foreign field.

For some reason I can not explain

I know that St. Peter will not tell you my name.

Never a word honest,

but that was when I ruled the world”