Saturday 7 September 2013

Coldplay - Atlas

The Hunger Games is one of the most exciting new film series since Harry Potter.  Following Suzanne Collins' gripping novels, the second film in the series (Catching Fire) is hyped to set the world alight on its release later in the autumn.

So why have the producers chosen to feature one of the most boring bands on the soundtrack?

There might be some nice harmonies in the chorus, but for the most part this is a yawn-inducing piano ballad with Chris Martin groaning his way through on auto-pilot sounding more bored than we are.  The first film's soundtrack included the likes of Arcade Fire, Taylor Swift and The Civil Wars for an American, country-folk feel.  Now, the bigger budget has led to a bigger band in it for the money alone.  The melancholy sound might fit with the bleak outlook of the narrative, but the film deserves better music than this.

Still, the graphics in the lyric video are nice.


Listen: Atlas will feature on the soundtrack to The Hunger Games: Catching Fire released in November.