It’s a fun song. I enjoy listening to it. But, like, why is it a Coldplay song? Forget questions about selling out. Artists evolve. Artists need to eat. That’s cool. And bands tend to go mainstream over time. Again, all totally fine.
But, Higher Power? This is a band with a real human drummer. What the heck is that guy thinking now? And it’s not like Yellow was a subversive song back in 2000. But if I were a lifelong Coldplay fan, I’d probably be scratching my head.
Same with Maroon 5. These are fun new tracks. But, like, couldn’t all of these songs have been released by anyone with a high voice and a drum track?