Wow, it has been a long time. Apologies, apologies – these things happen to me from time to time…
At any rate, today I thought it an excellent time to revive an old favourite of mine:
Don’t Panic – Coldplay
This is without a shred of doubt my favourite Coldplay song. Certainly there may have been a time I would have considered The Scientist Speed Of Sound Lost! Strawberry Swing Bigger Stronger In My Place Yellow Warning Sign my ultimate front-runner, but I think secretly it’s always been this one lurking in the background.
For those of you who don’t know, Coldplay is a 1996 English alternative rock band consisting of Chris Martin, Guy Berryman, Will Champion and Jonny Buckland. Following worldwide fame after the release of their single ‘Yellow’ in 2000, the band went on to make several more albums, with their fourth album, Viva La Vida, eventually garnering them several nominations and wins at the 51st Grammy Awards.
I honestly don’t remember how and when I came across this, but in all likelihood it was my friend (a Coldplay enthusiast if ever there was one) who introduced us.
Don’t Panic is one of Coldplay’s earliest works and appears on their 1999 EP The Blue Room.