First rumors, then teasers and a month-long wait…and we finally have the most awaited collaboration of the year. And in short, it’s unbelievable.
Global hitmakers Coldplay have released My Universe, the first single from their upcoming album “Music Of The Spheres” The track is sung and performed with Kpop titans BTS. Needless to say, the track has conquered the charts quite decisively – having debuted #6 on the top 100 in South Korea’s Melon Chart. The single version of “My Universe” headed to and stayed at No. 1 on the American iTunes chart.
Before the release, Coldplay had already played the song for a small concert where Chris Martin mentioned- “It’s a true love song. But not only is it about the person you love the most, but it’s about always fighting for love. And if possible sing about it with BTS.”, which basically defines what the whole song conveys from the first to the last note.
Just like the lyrics go “they said that we can’t be together, because we come from different sides”, one might think this whole encounter was very unusual (in James Corden’s voice please). But reality says otherwise.
This song is a perfect blend of vocals and melodies and harmonies and aesthetics. It is like two universes colliding, or maybe merging to form a perfect one.
If we dive into lyrics, of course it’s about love, but not just about romantic love. It celebrates the universality of love, and is a tribute to anyone who makes your eyes light up. Most importantly, it is about fighting for that love.
On Kelly Clarkson’s show, Chris Martin said “the song “My Universe” is about someone being told they can’t love a certain other person, or can’t be with this race, or they can’t be gay, whatever it might be. And we thought it would be good to sing this with BTS because maybe we’re not supposed to be together.”
In the last pre-chorus Jungkook, sings
“I fly with you
When I’m without you I’m crazy
Hold my hand
We are made of each other baby”
And this last sentence gets you thinking, “we are made of each other” – not for each other, but of each other. One can make whatever they want out of this wordplay, but these small details are what make a song special, like an intimate adventure made of sound and word.