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Coldplay Reinterprets "Everglow"

The original version of Coldplay's "Everglow" appeared on the groups seventh studio album, A Head Full of Dreams. Now the band has released a stripped down take that adds a whole level of emotion.

The new edit clearly gives vocalist Chris Martin the baton here as he totally leads the song's mood. For the most part just a lone piano gives Chris some company but having so much emphasis on the vocals lets the lyrics take their form in your head. At their performance at Glastonbury Festival in June, technical difficulties led to Chris Martin playing the song by himself and, as a result of that, the band chose to recreate it for the general public.

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The song ends with a recording of Muhammad Ali speaking in 1977 to an audience in Newcastle upon Tyne: "God don't praise me because I beat Joe Frazier. God don't give nothing about Joe Frazier … He wants to know: How do we treat each other? How do we help each other? So I'm going to dedicate my life to using my name and popularity to helping charities, helping people, uniting people, people bombing each other because of religious beliefs. We need somebody in the world to help us all make peace. So when I die, if there's a heaven, I'm gonna see it."

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Written by Tyler O


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