"Shiver" is a song written and recorded by English alternative rock band Coldplay. British record producer Ken Nelson and Coldplay produced the track for their debut album Parachutes. Vocalist Chris Martin admitted that "Shiver" was written for a specific woman, from whom the media has generated several speculations. The song contains influences attributed to American singer-songwriter Jeff Buckley, whom Coldplay's early influences were drawn from.
The song was released as the album's lead single in the United Kingdom, and second in the United States following the hit single "Yellow". Initially a commercial disaster, it was later re-released in 2001. The single has reached number 35 on the UK Singles Chart, and its critical reception has been generally positive.
"Shiver" was written two years before its actual release. Accordingly, Martin wrote the song while thinking of Australian singer-songwriter Natalie Imbruglia, the woman he was linked to, but later denied it. Some accounts have claimed, however, that Imbruglia was indeed not Martin's inspiration in writing the song. Instead, he appeared to have been inspired with girlfriends in his teenage days and early 20s. Martin actually...