New Coldplay Single: Free Download

Viva La Vida or Death And All His FriendsJust got an email from Coldplay.com telling me that they’re giving away the band’s new single, “Violet Hill,” as a free download beginning Tuesday on Coldplay.com. The free download will be available for a week.

The new album is called Viva La Vida or Death And All His Friends, and (as you can almost see on the image at right) it has some artwork with a half-nekkid woman on the front. So, not exactly the most fan-friendly album cover when you have a 10-year-old at home who likes Coldplay.

I’m really curious to see what this album will sound like. I’ve been a fan since their first album, but didn’t find the most recent album all that thrilling — it was almost like Coldplay-by-numbers. I’m looking for something that sounds different, something new. They need to find a new path and explore it. With Brian Eno producing, I’m optimistic they’ve done that. But we’ll see…..

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One Response to New Coldplay Single: Free Download

  1. Teresa C. May 2, 2008 at 7:54 am #

    Did you see Neil McCormick’s review in the Telegraph on Thursday?

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/arts/main.jhtml?xml=/arts/2008/05/01/bmcold101.xml

    I was tickled that his reaction was the same as mine – sounds like Wings. There is a little hint of Elton’s Bennie in The Jets in there too, but maybe that’s just me?

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