A Sky Full Of Stars by Coldplay
Urban jungle can suffocate our spirit, unless “A Sky Full Of Stars” comes on the horizon to remind us who we are. Stars are the metaphor of joy, hope or personal identity, depending on what every viewers understands by this common symbol implied by the British band. Following the scenario proposed by Coldplay, a star could a relationship that makes us complete, as Chris Martin affirms in the chorus or any situation, making us smile, since we could be the stars themselves.
“A Sky Full Of Stars” debuts as a piano ballad, but the progressive house beats brings it closer to Calvin Harris’ style, another British famous artist. Chris Martin is representing as a joyful one-man band, spreading optimism on crowded streets to people who have forgotten to smile. He plays the guitar, but in the same time he is equipped with drums imprinted with white pigeons, pan flute and red flowers, which stir the interest of every passer-by.
Soon, he reunites with the members of the band, also wearing a similar outfit, including colorful umbrellas and balloons. In the square where they delight the attention of their fans, on the wall of a building viewers can read a classical and touching message, “I Have a Dream”. It’s Coldplay’s way of encouraging fans to believe in their deepest dreams, in order to fight for their fulfillment.
Surrounded by their fans, Coldplay seem to the stars of their universe, as well as any fan is a star for them. Old videos of the band are displayed on street screens. Fans are applauding, recording videos and singing into what it seems to be a spontaneous street concert, ending in a joyful mood.
“A Sky Full Of Stars” was released on May 2014, as the second single promoted Coldplay’s sixth studio album “Ghost Stories”. This song is tributary to Coldplay’s alternative rock style, reminding fans of legendary “Clocks”, yet the band added new elements such as the electro beats. “A Sky Full Of Stars” was written by the members of the band, along with the Swedish producer Avicii, finally produced by Paul Epworth, Rik Simpson and Daniel Green, also mastering Adele’s debut album “21” or Natalia Imbruglia’s “Come To Life”.
“A Sky Full Of Stars” is another video created by Mat Whitecross for Coldplay, after the successful “Paradise”. Released on June 2014, the video wasn’t in UK as expected, to great British fans, but in Sydney.