Of the many albums for which Michael Brauer has worked in sound mixing, “Viva la Vida”, the popular British rock band, Coldplay is a notable one. The album which was released in June 2008 was the fourth studio album by Coldplay and was co-produced by John Hopkins, Rick Simpson, Brian Eno and Markus Dravs. In this album, the band Coldplay had indulged in exploring new styles and tried to make every song in the album sound different. The album is a rock album with a different flavour since the songs are somewhat influenced by pop songs (Roach, 2010). The album had come out to be a great success for Coldplay. One of the main reasons was that this marked the influence of the pop culture on the songs, which is unlike as its previous albums. Also, contrary to the previous compositions, the songs of Viva la Vida had applied an orchestra and piano. Another notable feature of the songs was that they were influenced by some regional music styles such as tribal music and Afropop music. Viva la Vida was described by the lead vocalist Chris Martin as an entirely new direction for Coldplay in the sense that the previous albums were collectively referred as a Trilogy. In the songs, Martin made his voice’s lower register more dominant. The album thus featured less falsetto. The songs are based mainly on the themes of love, revolution and war. Violet hill which is the leading track is a song that protests against the ideology behind wars (Coldplay., 2008). While songs like “Lovers in Japan” and “Yes” deal with love and desire.