Coldplay Fix You The new single released September 5 th 2005
‘Fix You’ is the second single to be taken from Coldplay’s globe-conquering new album ‘X&Y’.
Their set closer and a huge fan favourite from their recent tour, ‘Fix You’ starts simply with just a hymnal organ and Chris Martin’s voice, then slowly swells into the sort of hairs-on-the-back-of-the-neck song that Coldplay do better than anyone else. When Jonny Buckland’s guitar kicks in after two minutes it lifts ‘Fix You’ to another level, with Will Champion’s powerful drumming heralding the emotional finale. Interestingly for any Coldplay fact fans, ‘Fix You’ is the first song to feature vocals from all four band members.
Upon release in June ‘X&Y’ shot to No.1 in 32 countries, including the US, where it remained at No.1 for three weeks. In the UK it had the biggest first week sale of any album this century and passed a million sales within 6 weeks.
The UK leg of Coldplay’s ‘Twisted Logic’ world tour saw the band play to over 250,000 fans, and their sensational headline set at Glastonbury was watched by the biggest crowd of the weekend. Coldplay are on tour in the US all through August and September.