Album Review: “Music of the Spheres”

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Coldplay’s new album has a little bit of everything. There’s something to sing along to, something to study to, and something to make you think. Its out-of-this-universe sound will perk your ears up to each unique song in “Music of the Spheres.”

While keeping a consistent electrifying sound, the songs turn the tone on a dime. “Let Somebody Go” starts with coffeehouse vibes with similar undertones to lo-fi, and toward the end it picks up energy with a heavier electric guitar and drum sound. The song titled as a heart emoji features We Are KING and Jacob Collier, so its strength is in beautiful a capella harmonies, and its lyrics reflect on the fragility of the human heart.  

While the songs are very catchy, they tend to be repetitive. The lyrics in “Higher Power” repeat “you’ve got” 20 times in three and a half minutes. “Biutyful” repeats “love me” 34 times in about three minutes. The album features four artists, also including Selena Gomez and BTS. The song titled as a sparkle emoji is just 52 seconds of instrumentals, showing that the album is more than everyday pop music.

When you listen to this album, listen to each song to find your favorites. Exploring the album is a perfect activity for car rides, study breaks and background music for getting things done. You just might find yourself dancing along to your new favorite song.

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As a sophomore journalism major at A&M, Lily Hager spent the past year officially beginning her much anticipated journalistic career. Last spring, she joined the Maroon Weekly team as an intern, and she continues now as a staff writer. Outside of studying and writing, she cares for her rabbit Fleur, maintains a jungle of indoor plants, and frequently searches for unique items at antique and thrift stores. She spends her summers working various jobs including at a candy shop, Dallas Morning News, and Pine Cove City most recently. Much of her free time is spent in coffee shops, libraries and parks to study, though she also loves creating and enjoying a cozy space at home.

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