Following the announcement that the new Coldplay single ‘Violet Hill’ will be available from coldplay.com for free download as of today, their website has crashed intermittently with all the interest. They have uploaded the song to their Myspace however.
The track starts with some ambient Eno synth which is interrupted by Martin and piano talking about “white snow in December” until some rather raucous guitar (well, for Coldplay) chimes in. It’s got a driving rhythm and a bluesy guitar not too far removed from something Noel Gallagher would come up with. The track doesn’t really give away any hint of any new direction as Martin hinted in previous months but it does feel like the song has an Eno stamp on it however.
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