My schedule is jam packed with group projects, papers, and studying for midterms right now as the semester starts to near the end. In order to stay awake during my long nights in the library, I need to listen to music. Thankfully my wave of work has coincided with Coldplay’s latest album release, Mylo Xyloto.

Coldplay’s music has definitely changed over the years. I am still partial to the simple days of Yellow and Don’t Panic on the Parachutes album, but I have to say that I really am enjoying the more upbeat mood of Mylo Xyloto. Plus, this new music is much more conducive to staying energized late at night instead of being lulled to sleep by Chris Martin’s voice in We Never Change.

My dad introduced me to Coldplay back when I was in middle school, but unlike me, my dad is much more of a purist when it comes to Coldplay. In fact, my dad mainly listens to live tracks from Coldplay. Two summers ago, I took my dad to see Coldplay on their Viva la Vida tour in Atlanta for Father’s Day. Even though there was a freak cold spell that night, we braved the cold rain to stay for the concert. Unfortunately I missed Coldplay’s latest concert in Atlanta because I was already back here in LA, but hopefully I’ll catch them at some point during their next tour.