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Friday, June 3, 2011

Coldplay Premiere New Single 'Every Teardrop Is A Waterfall'

Coldplay have just revealed their new single, entitled Every Teardrop Is A Waterfall. Here's what drummer Will Champion wrote on the band's official website:

"Dear friends,
We're about to play a bunch of summer festivals so it's as good a time as any to put out a new song. 'Every Teardrop Is A Waterfall' will be available from download stores on Friday 3rd June, except in the UK where it'll be released on the stroke of midnight between Saturday 4th and Sunday 5th June."

Every Teardrop Is A Waterfall, which samples Peter Allen's 1976 tune I Go To Rio, is the first single to be taken from Coldplay's soon-to-be released new album, as of yet untitled. Now, if you're wondering why this song reminds you of U2, especially that guitar, it's because Coldplay's upcoming album is produced by Brian Eno, U2's longtime collaborator. It's a change of sound for Coldplay, but it's still them. It's big, summery and uplifting, and the colorful graffiti-themed artwork and promo photos are perfect for it.

Listen to Coldplay's Every Teardrop Is A Waterfall and scroll down for the single's cover art and promotional photos.

Photographs: Sarah Lee
Courtesy of coldplay.com