Today I’m playing a Coldplay classic, Viva la Vida. In Spanish it can mean either “live the life” or “long live life”, and it the song was inspired by a Frida Kahlo painting. The artist had suffered considerable pain through polio and a broken spine, but nevertheless embraced life, inscribing the words “Viva La Vida” on one of her most well-known paintings.
There’s a huge amount of energy in this song, helped by the strings arrangement which keeps it moving at a fairly fast pace. I may have run away with myself a bit in this one, but I hope you enjoy it anyway!