Monday, September 12, 2011

The new Coldplay song is a rip-off of... a Coldplay song!

The new Coldplay single Paradise is good and all, no problem about that. Well it's not the most exciting thing ever, I have to admit. Here it is if you haven't heard it already:

The only thing that tingled me when I first listened to it on the street this morning was that it reminded me of another song. It was striking, but I just couldn't put my finger on it.

Then I did. It's simply another Coldplay song. Well not exactly.

Remember Natalie Imbruglia? She has some amazing songs. She almost released her latest album two years ago. Unfortunately, the ill-fated Come To Life never really saw the light of day despite it being pretty awesome. And guess what? Three songs on that album have writing credits by Chris Martin or Coldplay altogether. 

One of those songs is called "Fun". It was written by all four Coldplay guys and sounds like this: 

extract from the "Come To Life" Wikipedia page, with the writing & production credits for each album track.

Now please compare its melody (for example between 0:12 and 0:18) to that of Paradise (for example between 0:19 and 0:33). Striking, right?

So, what's the story behind that? Did Chris and his mates feel like recycling a bit? Did they aim at paying the Great Natalie Imbruglia a worldwide tribute, to make up for her album not being released? Did they just act a bit lazy for that new release of theirs? I'm wondering.

Anyway, I'd love to have your opinion on that matter!

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