Coldplay is a household name in popular music these days but that wasn’t always the case. So why are we talking about them on a reef aquarium forum? Shortly after their debut EP, Coldplay released another rare EP, called “The Blue Room EP”. The album art consisted of a hand holding a beautiful orange Cycloseris. The music was melancholy, dark, and very different than the pop anthems they crank out today. I personally wished their music continued to sound like that album, but you can’t blame a band for following a recipe that has given them critical acclaim and global success. The album name, “Blue Room EP”, also suggests some time was spent in a room with a reef aquarium. Those Actinics and Radiums certainly make the whole room glow blue.
Given the title and album cover, it was easy to imagine these guys chilling in front of a reef aquarium during the album’s creation. Perhaps the reef tank helped the creative process. Sadly, as much I wanted to believe this, it isn’t the case. The photo came from a National Geographic issue. Hence, there was no reef tank. The walls in the room were probably blue, nothing more. It is still very cool to see corals depicted in pop culture. If you have any other good examples, let us know. More information about the Coldplay Blue Room album can be found here.