The Scientist is the second single from the rock band Coldplay’s second album, A Rush Of Blood To The Head, published in 2002.
The song is a piano-driven ballad; Chris Martin opens the song (voice and piano) then is joined by the rest of the band after the first chorus.
Official music video of The Scientist
The popular music video for “The Scientist” was directed by Jamie Thraves and was notable for its distinctive reverse narrative, which employed reverse video. The same concept had been previously used for Spike Jonze’s 1995 music video for The Pharcyde’s Drop.
In order for Martin to appear to be singing the lyrics in the reversed footage, he had to learn to sing the song backwards, according to Internet it took him a month.