Coldplay’s second album, “A Rush Of Blood To The Head,” turned 20 this year.
As the band reflected on the success of their critically acclaimed sophomore album, they remembered hearing a specific song on the track.
According to the band, after hearing the song, they knew they would be performing it and that it would not be removed from the band’s concert setlist in the future.
Coldplay revealed to Apple Music Hits’ Zane Lowe that their single “The Scientist” from their sophomore album, “A Rush of Blood To The Head,” had a special place in their hearts the first time they heard it.
Coldplay bassist Guy Berryman described the moment when frontman Chris Martin asked him to listen to a track for the first time, which turned out to be “The Scientist.”
The bassist told Chris:
“Just on the little upright piano, he just played and sang the whole song from beginning to end, and it was kind of finished. We were like, ‘Oh wow, OK. That’s really great’. I think we all felt a bit nervous because we were like, ‘Wow, this is so great.”
Berryman was curious at the time about how they could add instruments to the already incredible track.
“The Scientist” only reached No. 10 on the UK Singles Chart, despite the fact that its parent album, “A Rush of Blood To The Head,” debuted at No. 1 on the UK Albums Chart.
Aside from Berryman, Coldplay drummer Will Champion recalled the first time he heard the song.
“When I heard [‘The Scientist’] for the first time, [it was] just like, ‘OK, that’s going to be one we’re going to play forever, for sure’.”
According to NME, “The Scientist” is still on the band’s “Music of the Spheres” World Tour 2022 setlist.
Coldplay’s Wembley Stadium concert went viral online a few weeks ago after reports of Chris Martin pausing the show mid-performance surfaced.
Martin asked everyone to stop filming and recording while they sang “A Sky Full of Stars.”
Fans enthusiastically agreed to Martin’s request, and they claimed that the night’s highlight occurred shortly after they stopped filming.
Coldplay announced new dates for the “Music of the Spheres World Tour” in the United Kingdom and Europe for 2023 about a week ago.