“Look at the stars, look how they shine for you.”(chills ensue, followed by crying)
You’d be lying to yourself if you haven’t been emotionally touched by Coldplay’s song Yellow at some point in your life. It’s one of those records where no matter where you are, or who you are, the second that Chris Martin’s voice starts its angelic ascent you cannot help but to take a deep breath, snag your best friend (or nearby neighbor), and proceed to the dance floor*.
So having said that, attempting to remix Yellow can be quite risky and questionable… but trust me, you will not be disappointed by the subtle but beautiful spin FKYA & Khøst put on this classic. They do an excellent job of keeping the core sound and melodic progression of the song intact, however, they manage to build up the tension, finally releasing it like a rainbow colored Kraken armed with 8 (pretty sure they have 8 arms) magic wands, shooting pure joy and other blissful emotions into your ear drums!
That description took a lot out of me so I’m gonna hold it there for today, but enjoy the track and let me know what Yellow means to you and if it sparks any particular emotions or memories worth sharing.
Until next time,
P.S. To further drive home how much Yellow really gets the people going… here’s a vid of The Chainsmokers playing Yellow into one of their newest tracks “Don’t Let me Down.”
*and by dance floor I mean just jam wherever you are. ie. car, middle of the street, rooftop, McDonald’s ball pit if you happen to be there (not judging).