About Everglow

"Everglow" is a song by British rock band Coldplay. It is the fourth track, promotional single and fifth single proper from their seventh studio album, A Head Full of Dreams. The song features uncredited guest vocals by Gwyneth Paltrow, who, at the time, was married to Coldplay's lead singer, Chris Martin. The track premiered during Zane Lowe's Beats 1 radio show on 26 November 2015. It was released as a promotional single for the album on 27 November 2015. On 11 November 2016 it was released digitally as the fifth single proper from the album, in a newly recorded stripped-down version inspired by Martin's unrehearsed solo performance of the song at the recent Glastonbury Festival. This version ends with a sample of Muhammad Ali's 1977 speech in Newcastle upon Tyne. 


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We see people coming
See people go
This particular timing is extra special
I know you might be gone
And the world may not know
Still, I see you celestial

Like a lion you ran
Goddess, he wrote
Like an eagle, you circle
Perfect of all
So how come things move on?
How come cars don’t slow?
When it feels like the end of the world
When I should but I can’t let you go

But when I’m cold, cold
When I’m cold, cold
There’s a light that you give me
When I’m in shadows
There’s a feeling of ever, everglow

We’re brothers in that
The sisters you write
When we stroll on like that
Be friends ‘til we die
With the changing of winds
And the way waters flow
Life is shortest in fall, in the snow
I know I’m going to miss you, I know

But when I’m cold, cold
Yeah, all alone, the sun
And I know that you’re with me
And the way you will show, when you’re with me wherever I go
But you give me this feeling, it’s everglow

What I wouldn't give for this moment to hold
Yeah, I live for this feeling, it’s everglow

So if you love someone, you should let them know
Oh, the light that you left me will everglow

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Coldplay are a British Alternative Rock band formed in 1996 by lead vocalist Chris Martin and lead guitarist Jonny Buckland at University College London. After they formed Pectoralz, Guy Berryman joined the group as a bassist and they changed their name to Starfish.Will Champion joined as a drummer, backing vocalist, and multi-instrumentalist, completing the line-up. Manager Phil Harvey is often considered an unofficial fifth member. The band renamed themselves "Coldplay" in 1998, before recording and releasing three EPs; Safety in 1998, Brothers & Sisters as a single in 1999 and The Blue Room in the same year. The latter was their first release on a major label, after signing to Parlophone. more »

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Written by: Chris Martin, Guy Berryman, Johnny Buckland, Mikkel Eriksen, Tor Hermansen, Will Champion

Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC

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8 facts about this song

Release Facts
"Everglow" is a song by British rock band Coldplay from their seventh studio album, "A Head Full of Dreams". - The song was released in December 2015 as a promotional single and later in November 2016 as the album's fifth official single.
Composition Facts
The song's duration is 4 minutes and 42 seconds. - It is written in the key of G major.
Production Facts
"Everglow" is produced by Norwegian production duo Stargate and Rik Simpson, who has previously collaborated with Coldplay.
Lyrics Facts
The lyrics of "Everglow" are about a pervasive glowing feeling of warmth or happiness that lingers on even after the source of the happiness has gone, likened to the glow of an ember. - The song was inspired by Chris Martin's relationship and subsequent divorce with actress Gwyneth Paltrow. - Martin described the term "Everglow" as a feeling of warmth or happiness that comes from something you've lost but that you still feel.
Guest Appearance Facts
Gwyneth Paltrow, Chris Martin's ex-wife, performs the backing vocals on this track. - The song also features a sample from a Muhammad Ali speech.
Music Video Facts
The music video of "Everglow" shows Chris Martin playing the piano in a snow-filled environment. - A revised version of the video was released featuring the band performing as a three-piece, given that due to technical difficulties, drummer Will Champion was absent during the video shoot.
Performance Facts
During Coldplay's live performances, the song reduced Chris Martin and audiences to tears, showing its emotional resonance. - "Everglow" has been performed in various concerts and live shows, often with a solo piano arrangement.
Recognition Facts
"Everglow" received positive reviews from music critics, with some hailing it as one of the standout tracks from the album "A Head Full of Dreams".

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