The diversity is a big debatable topic in the world at the moment. The music industry is playing a big role at making sure that the music is not only used as a tool of entertainment, but as a source to provide power to words that talk for diversified topics like “racism”, “gender inequality” or “poverty”. This is because the music has the ultimate power to touch the audience sentimentally and raise awareness. The diverse topic of poverty, especially the bridge between the developing and developed world is what is alarming. It is inspirational to see huge profit making music bands, like The Coldplay contributing to the social welfare.
BIOGRAPHY OF the COLDPLAY:
Songs if written or played for a cause, brings so much more meaning to art that it could not do without. Many bands have simply worked of producing songs and selling off their albums without any cause, merely to make huge lump sum amount.
However, many artist and bands, songwriters etc. have worked on promoting their work for a specific purpose.
Coldplay is a band of London, UK.
Coldplay, first released its song in 2000, “Yellow”, as being their first release and got to be their first biggest hit. After that they were able to release “Parachutes” and then “A Rush of Blood to the Head”. The Coldplay band has originated from College of London when the group mates had first started their singing profession in college with a name of the band called “Starfish” initially. The name officially turned into Coldplay inspired by a book of poetry’s name called “Child’s reflections-Coldplay”.
The group comprises of bassist Guy Berryman, guitarist Buckland, drummer Will Champion, and main leading singer, guitarist, and pianist Chris Martin. Three of the four members of the group have completed their graduation fully, while the Berryman dropped out of the university. They had invested most of their college time writing and rehearsing various songs.
GENRE & MUSICAL STYLE:
Coldplay’s music style has been widely popular as being pop, hard rock and pop rock.
As per the lead singer Chris martin the song’s music is rather limestone rock as opposed to the “hard rock” music style. Their band has usually worked on music to deliver the feelings and emotions. Cause the singers say, that “their sound might change but they will focus on the melody and emotions”
The group’s fourth work on their biggest hit worldwide “Viva la Vida”, their music style shifted to art rock. The fame of this work got the Coldplay seven Grammy Awards. Moreover, they have also won MTV music awards, Brit Awards and other 83 more.
Their musical style is all about the modern British popular culture, reflecting the ideas that has inspired them from their native culture.
Coldplay Making a Difference:
The band has worked incredibly to promote causes other than the major heartbreak, blue romantics theme of their songs to social causes like “environmental issues and poverty” in the least developed world or even in a developed nation. The crux point of their support to address such niche topics is that the Coldplay has realized that it is part of their social responsibility for being famous and inspirational for a vast audience.
They have in the past and since the 2002, raised voice for Fair trading practices, and this was merely for the WTO to realize how poor farmers, who sell crops for their earning are being exploited at the hands of the bigger farmers in the developed nations. They spread messages to eradicate poverty and cut off inequality from the societies.
Moreover, many of their trips are for a cause of sharing their profits for a social welfare cause, like orphanage houses, poor people, cancer institutions, environmental concerns and to endorse many such social causes.