For the latest dispatch from Coldplay’s seemingly bottomless reservoir of Viva La detritus, Chris Martin passes the mic to drummer Will Champion and lets him have a moment out in front. It’s not so much a Martin ego-check as a recognition that the Champ’s got a nice voice for songs like this one, a relatively (i.e. deliberately, self-consciously) ramshackle and loosey-goosey late-night sing-along, “The Goldrush.” (Remember Will sang the rootsy, sketch of a b-side “Death Will Never Conquer” at the MSG show, only to have Chris take the part on the MP3 version.) This time it’s Champ first, with some Martin on the side.
“The Goldrush” is available on the “Life In Technicolor II” 7″, and also on the Viva La Vida (Prospket’s March Edition) LP, available via Parlophone.
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