COLDPLAY - "THE SCIENTIST"
I recorded this in the basement of my childhood home in December of 2002 for my ex-girlfriend. She was a freshman at Eau Claire, I was a senior in high school. I had just broken up with her and soon realized I had made the worst mistake of my life. I planned to drive up to her dorm and surprise her with my acoustic guitar in tow, but thought better of the gesture and recorded this cover instead. This is an audio ideogram—my teenage context living the same life as the song. It's also clear I was listening to a lot of Get Up Kids at this time.