After years of waiting, expectations were high. As usual, Coldplay has experimented with changing their sound and style, and that desire for alteration is evident here. However, it does seem to have lingering similarities to Strawberry Swing and Lovers in Japan, from the previous album.
Sadly, this song didn't have the WOW factor for me. Don't get me wrong. It's catchy, it's enjoyable to listen to, I think it's just missing the emotional attachment that I immediately embraced when I first heard Viva La Vida, Life in Technicolor ii, In My Place, Politik, Fix You, etc.
Enjoyable, fun to listen to, I'm just hoping it gets better as more of the album is released.