New Coldplay Single: Free Download

April 27, 2008

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

1 Comment

  • Reply Teresa C. May 2, 2008 at 7:54 am

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

    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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