Single Review
"Lost+" - Coldplay feat. Jay-Z


"Lost" drops its exclamation point and adds an addition sign for its re-release featuring Jay-Z for the band's upcoming Prospekts March EP. The song is one of Viva La Vida's best, but the gimmick that is Jay's added bridge breathes new life into it. Chris Martin is at his most poetic, singing, "Just because I'm losing doesn't mean I'm lost, just because I'm hurting doesn't mean I'm hurt" with a real live church organ humming in the background. Jay-Z juxtaposes Jesus, Judas, Caesar, and Brutus and raps, "If you succeed prepare to be crucified" for his cameo that lasts just under a minute. Though completely unnecessary, his contribution provides an interesting reinterpretation of the song and brings his duet with Martin, "Beach Chairs", to full circle. Hopefully we'll get a Kanye verse as a B-side for Viva's next release.


2 comments:

Bronson said...

What I like most about this is that neither or them budge. They both keep doing their thing and it works well together.

Anonymous said...

COLDPLAY COMES TO TOWN THIS WEEKEND!!!

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