Production Analysis of Viva La Vida

I am analyzing Coldplay’s Viva La Vida, which was released in 2008. This song was produced by Markus Dravs, Brian Eno, Jon Hopkins, and Rik Simpson. The following is a list of all of the sound sources found within the song, in order:

  • Strings (done by Davide Rossi)
  • Guitar (done by Jonny Buckland)
  • Bass guitar (done by Guy Berryman)
  • Vocals (done by Chris Martin)
  • Drums/percussion (done by Will Champion)
  • Piano (done by Chris Martin)
  • Digital synthesizer (done by Brian Eno)
  • Backup vocals (done by Brian Eno, Jonny Buckland, Guy Berryman, and Will Champion)

Here is a link to the music video:


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