Coldplay - Lost sheet music

Lost is a famous track from the British band Coldplay.

Jon Hopkins, Markus Dravs, Rik Simpson and Brian Eno wrote the song.

Will Champion stated that they worked on the song even before they started recording the album "Viva La Vida Or Death And All His Friends", but it wasn't getting completed. He also stated that the inspiration for the drumbeat came from one of Justin Timberlake's songs, "Cry Me a River", which was a favorite for Champion. However, the first song that he used as an inspiration was "Sing", from Blurr's album "Leisure".

The idea came after they listened to the song while on concert in Detroit, Michigan.

The musical structure of the track features minimal handclaps, a church organ riff and a tribal drum-circle groove. This is also noticeable in the free Lost piano sheet music that you can grab below as PDF files.

The end of the song also features a guitar solo. This mixture of "exotic" instruments was an attempt to present the audience with something new in their musical style, different from previous songs.

The music critics praised the musical work naming it "tabla-assisted gospel-hop", "a great organ-drive tune, alive with handclaps and foot-stomps" and a homage to the Canadian band Arcade Fire.

The band released various different versions of the song. This includes: "Lost?", a version which only features Chris Martin on vocals and it was the B-Side for "Violet Hill" and also a bonus track for the Japanese release on Amazon MP3 and iTunes Store for the album "Viva La Vida Or Death And All His Friends" and for the digital EP Lost.

Another version, Lost+, was recorded along Jay Z and it was remastered in New York. They released it on October 16, 2008 on BBC Radio 1.

They offered a performance of this version at the 2009 Grammy Awards. Jay Z's section was inspired by a freestyle, which he performed at Funkmaster Flex's radio station Hot 97.

Another version is "Lost-", which consists in only the instrumental section, and lacks the vocals.

The last version of the song is "Lost@", a live performance from the United Center, Chicago. It was recorded on July 22, 2008 and it stands as the base for the music video.

The music video was released on December 26, 2008 and it features their live performance from Chicago, Illinois. It was directed by Matt Whitecross.

Lost was number one on U.S. Billboard Triple A and on the Venezuela Pop Rock chart. It reached number five in Israel and it was present in Canada, Switzerland, Netherlands, Austria, and Germany and on Billboard Hot 100, U.S. Billboard Pop 100 and U.S. Billboard Hot Modern Rock Tracks.

If you want to learn how to play this song on the piano, listed below are the free Lost piano sheets for Coldplay’s song, as well as a video tutorial to help you get started.

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Lost - Coldplay piano tutorial

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