Coldplay – “Magic (AlunaGeorge Remix)”

Image via AlunaGeorge
Image via AlunaGeorge

Coldplay is one of those bands that people just have an opinion on.  Because they are so gigantic, Coldplay can just about do anything and it comes out with a big publicity blast.  So when they dropped their new album and announced that AlunaGeorge—one of my personal favorite acts rights now—would be supporting the band live at Royal Albert Hall, my opinion at the very least was YES! An ecstatic YES because it’s always a pleasure to see acts we’ve grown attached to in some way, get the stage and platform we know they can excel on.  To mark that, AlunaGeroge also delivered a remix of Coldplay single, “Magic.”  Unfortunately it doesn’t have Aluna’s tender and wistful yet not-too-soft vocals, but it definitely does have that dreamy, lollipop like production that we came to know from their 2013 debut album, Body Music.  Chris Martin’s vocals over this kind of AlunaGeorge production is an interesting proposition and suits him better then I would have expected.  That said this remix should help position Coldplay’s continued relevance in the ever-evolving and merging worlds of indie, alternative, and electronic.