(New)Magic/Midnight - Coldplay
New Coldplay: Magic, and Midnight; Midnight is the stronger of the two tracks. Vocal augmentation and the ethereal synthetics vibes are reminiscent of Imogen Heap. Directionally I respect Midnight more than Magic, which is a safer adventure for coldplay's base fans.
Stuttered and inverted saturated visuals for Midnight's video help to distort this illusion of what was. The progression of the band to such relevant sounds is impressive especially after a rather uneventful Mylo Xyloto Release in '11. This attempt in Ghost Stories, out May 19th, seems to be a maturer version of the electronic rock themes expressed then.