Coldplay's Brian Eno- and Markus Dravs-produced Viva La Vida Or Death And All His Friends is out 6/17 and everyone's really excited you guys. Kraftwerk even covered Coldplay's "Talk" at Coachella (this is a joke, relax). Chris Martin and The Other Guys are giving away a download of "Violet Hill" starting tomorrow. On 5/7, NME will come with a 7" of the song, with b-side "A Spell A Rebel Yell." Also tomorrow we'll get details about two free June concerts, at London's Brixton Academy and New York's Madison Square Garden. Hard to complain about that! Thanks Coldplay. Expect a post in this space tomorrow with a link to the "Violet Hill" MP3 (UPDATE: here). In the meantime, here's the new album cover...
This is the sound of Coldplay trying to grow some balls. The long awaited introduction to Eno-fied Coldplay comes today, via previously announced FREE MP3 (for just one week, because major labels can't have a good idea without saddling it with a bad one). Don't let the atmospheric and ambient noise swell out front scare you too much, "Violet Hill" is a rocker's march, with Eno dialing Buckland's guitars into a more biting/less delayed crunch than A Rush Of Blood and X&Y (check the alarm siren bends, etc.). On the other hand, it looks like Brian's still OK with Mr. Martin's favored outro trick of gentle voice/piano chorus reprise. Two listen verdict: definitely less likely to put you to sleep. A few more notes to that guitar solo might've helped.
Coldplay - Violet Hill.rar (4.27 MB)
Or official download Here http://coldplay.com/song.html