When we were wee young'ns, freshly dating, Matt and I would swap CDs so we could share our favorite artists with each other. One of the first ones he ever lent me was Coldplay's Rush of Blood to the Head. I've always found Coldplay to be kind of fascinating. A lot of their early music was so simple, but completely beautiful in its simplicity. A song comprised of four notes? Why had no one done this before? It was perfect.
Then I went to college, and was far away from Matt. And I couldn't listen to Coldplay very much, because it made me cry. Chris Martin has a very melancholy voice, and when you're lonely, it's not good company. But Matt took comfort in it. Sometimes when he's listening, he closes his eyes and his head is bobbing along and he's smiling, and you can tell how happy it makes him.
I heard something about Coldplay breaking up a while back, and was sad because — in my clearly expert opinion — every album they put out is better than the one before it. So I'm glad that they're back (together?) and putting out music again.
They just came out with a new song, "Every Teardrop is a Waterfall." Everything about this music video makes my heart happy. It's brilliant.
Is there an artist that takes you back to when you first met your significant other?