Everyday Life (song)

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"Everyday Life"
Everyday Life (Single).jpg
Single by Coldplay
from the album Everyday Life
Released3 November 2019 (2019-11-03)
Format
GenreAlternative rock
Length4:18
LabelParlophone
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s)
Coldplay singles chronology
"Orphans" / "Arabesque"
(2019)
"Everyday Life"
(2019)
"Daddy" / "Champion of the World"
(2019)
Lyric video
"Everyday Life" on YouTube

"Everyday Life" is a song by British rock band Coldplay from their eighth studio album Everyday Life.[1] It was released as a single on 3 November 2019, and appears on the second side of the album Sunset.[2] The song was written by the band members and produced by The Dream Team.[3]

Music video[edit]

The music video for the song premiered on 9 December 2019; it was directed by Karena Evans and shot in three countries: South Africa, Morocco and Ukraine for ubuntu.

Live performances[edit]

The song had its world premiere on the 2 November 2019 episode of NBC's Saturday Night Live, which was hosted by Kristen Stewart.[4] The song was also performed live on 27 November 2019 on the Annie Mac Show on BBC Radio 1.

Critical reception[edit]

Rob Arcand of Spin magazine called the song a return to form, stating that "[i]t's a heartfelt return to the kind of lush balladry that the band built their reputation on, with gorgeous production and performance elements lending weight to the kind of broad, arena-rock universalisms present in the lyrics."[5]

Charts[edit]

Chart (2019–2020) Peak
position
Australia Digital Tracks (ARIA)[6] 38
Hungary (Single Top 40)[7] 28
Lithuania (AGATA)[8] 98
Netherlands (Dutch Top 40)[9] 25
Scotland (Official Charts Company)[10] 54
Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade)[11] 43
US Hot Rock Songs (Billboard)[12] 14

Release history[edit]

Region Date Format Label Ref.
Various 3 November 2019 Parlophone [13][3]
United Kingdom 13 December 2019 Contemporary hit radio [14]
14 December 2019 Adult contemporary radio [15]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Everyday Life title track released". coldplay.com. 3 November 2019. Retrieved 3 November 2019.
  2. ^ Bucksbaum, Sydney (3 November 2019). "Coldplay drops new song 'Everyday Life' after playing Saturday Night Live". Yahoo! Entertainment. Retrieved 3 November 2019.
  3. ^ a b "Everyday Life / Coldplay – TIDAL". Tidal. Retrieved 3 November 2019.
  4. ^ Helman, Peter (3 November 2019). "Coldplay – "Everyday Life"". Stereogum. Retrieved 3 November 2019.
  5. ^ "Coldplay's New Song "Everyday Life" Is a Heartfelt Return to Form". Spin. 3 November 2019. Retrieved 4 November 2019.
  6. ^ "ARIA Australian Top 40 Digital Tracks" (PDF). Australian Recording Industry Association. 18 November 2019. Retrieved 16 November 2019.
  7. ^ "Archívum – Slágerlisták – MAHASZ" (in Hungarian). Single (track) Top 40 lista. Magyar Hanglemezkiadók Szövetsége. Retrieved 14 November 2019.
  8. ^ "2019 48-os savaitės klausomiausi (TOP 100)" (in Lithuanian). AGATA. 29 November 2019. Retrieved 29 November 2019.
  9. ^ "Nederlandse Top 40 – week 51, 2019" (in Dutch). Dutch Top 40 Retrieved 21 December 2019.
  10. ^ "Official Scottish Singles Sales Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 18 January 2020.
  11. ^ "Swisscharts.com – Coldplay – Everyday Life". Swiss Singles Chart. Retrieved 2 December 2019.
  12. ^ "Coldplay Chart History (Hot Rock Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved 18 December 2019.
  13. ^ "Coldplay's New Song "Everyday Life" Is a Heartfelt Return to Form". Spin. Retrieved 11 December 2019.
  14. ^ "Radio 1 Playlist". BBC. Archived from the original on December 12, 2019. Retrieved 13 December 2019.
  15. ^ "Radio 2 New Music Playlist". BBC. Archived from the original on December 14, 2019. Retrieved 11 December 2019.