By Remy Zerber
“Let Somebody Go” is a collaboration track between Selena Gomez and Coldplay about letting go of a loved onedespite the pain it will cause. They announced they were working together in October when they performed on The Late Late Show With James Corden, but they just released their music video for the song on Monday. The music video is a black and white masterpiece where Gomez and Chris Martin (Coldplay’s frontman) play lovers. The video takes place in New York City, but the city is upside down thanks to CGI.
The video starts out with Martin on the ground and everything is right-side up. Then we see Gomez and the city turns upside down. Selena and Chris soar through the sky with tears streaming down their faces as they are ripped apart. They try to hold on to each other, but can’t. Their soft, silky voices are perfect for this song because it adds to the emotional and painful mood of the music video. Their final long embrace is in front of a movie theater before they both disappear.
One of my favorite lyrics from the song is “They said love is only equal to the pain.” I like this lyric because it is very true. If two people are deeply in love, it will hurt a lot when one person leaves. This could apply to any kind of relationship, not just a romantic relationship. It could apply to a breakup, when a close friend moves away, or even when a loved one dies. This is an emotional line.
Another one of my favorite lyrics is “You gave everything this golden glow/Now turn off all the stars 'cause this I know” because it is talking about how his lover made everything special, but when they left everything got dull. This is true about falling out of romantic love. When people break up, they can get depressed because everything seems less special to them.
Overall “Let Somebody Go” by Coldplay and Selena Gomez is a very emotional song that has very well-written lyrics. The meaning of this song can be applied to many situations. Everyone can relate to it in some way.
Melanie Moyer '22,