Week #45 of 2011. Only 7 more week this year, and ever less to Christmas! :)
This week I took on a favorite of mine from Coldplay's 2002 album Rush of Blood to the Head. I'm a mild Coldplay fan, and had the chance to see them live in 2005. It was a great show (minus Fiona Apple opening) and I've enjoyed their recent offerings as well. "Green Eyes" is a catchy little strummer that was probably overshadowed by other, bigger hits from that album like "Clocks" and "The Scientist". I find it to be quite a gem, and decided to feature it this week.
The song is a little deceptive in that, as simple as it sounds, it is not easy. Some of the phrase entrances may sound a little shaky because I'm still trying to nail down those bits of melody. The range on the vocals is pretty broad, too, so it's tough to relax enough to let the high notes flow like they should and push the low notes above the guitar. I remedy the latter a bit by strumming without a pick, so the guitar sounds extra rich in the bass. I kinda like it, especially since the C-chord calls for a G in the bass, one of my favorite chords. Mr. Frog says "Hello!"