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In the past year, the biggest bands in the world have embraced the future by lurching in a new direction, for better or worse. Muse went gung-ho Depeche Mode with ‘Dig Down’. Arcade Fire went Americana ABBA with ‘Everything Now’. The Killers turned into disco titans with ‘The Man’. Big bands are giving it their all to avoid sinking into a rut. Even Coldplay, the magnificent but much-maligned stadium giants who could sell millions for decades, are still willing to test the leftfield with an EP like Kaleidoscope.
But the rest of the EP is a glorious return to Coldplay’s mid-’00s explorative period. Opening track ‘All I Can Think About Is You’ begins as a dusky, ambient Radiohead art-throb in which a muffled Martin mumbles about “chaos giving orders”, sounding as if he’s hiding underwater from the political nightmares of 2017. Then, three minutes in, familiar ‘Clocks’ piano chords kick in and the tune becomes a celestial scream of adoration, love rising above Trumpageddon.