Coldplay, ‘Every Teardrop Is a Waterfall (Swedish House Mafia Remix)’ – Song Review
Honestly, this remix doesn't do much for us. The song fades in with thumping electro beats, increasing in intensity with the looped clip of frontman Chris Martin singing, "Turn the music up." Forty-five seconds in, the beat drops out and we're left with the first verse of the song, almost exactly as it sounds on the original recording, with perhaps just a slightly louder bass, as Martin sings: "I turn the music up, I got my records on / I shut the world outside until the lights come on."
When the dance beat returns, it's joined by synths that lead into a brief instrumental section that finally shows some promise. But that lasts for less than a minute before the song fades out. The clip is less than three minutes long, so hopefully it's just a portion of the full remix, because as it stands now, this re-working of 'Every Teardrop is a Waterfall' seems rather unimaginative.
'Every Teardrop' is the first single from Coldplay's next album, which still has no title and is tentatively set for a fall 2011 release. Swedish House Mafia have a five-track EP available now called 'Save the World - The Remixes.'
Listen to Coldplay, 'Every Teardrop Is a Waterfall (Swedish House Mafia Remix)'