Sample Coldplay’s new Christmas single

Before they put you to sleep with their new studio album (jkkkk!), Coldplay will unleash a brand new Christmas single on December 1st. The track, titled “Christmas Lights”, will be available through iTunes and will be accompanied by a brand new music video. Per the newly unveiled teaser trailer posted above, you can get a taste of both the song in the video ahead right this second.

In regards to their aforementioned next studio album, frontman Chris Martin recently told Q Magazine (via The Guardian) that the currently untitled effort was inspired by, yes, New York graffiti and an anti-Nazi movement. “The ideas come from graffiti art of the 70s in New York, where people were expressing themselves with paint. Then there was the White Rose Movement. Anybody who’s standing up for themselves. It’s about being free to be yourself and to express yourself among negative surroundings. Being able to speak out or follow your passion, even if everybody seems against it.”

In the same interview, Martin also revealed that the album will feature three songs that start with the letter “u.” “On the last album it was L. It might be U this time. One of them is “Up With The Birds”. It might be a duet, but we don’t know who with yet.” Other confirmed track titles include “Hurts Like Heaven” and “Every Teardrop Is A Waterfall”, which sounds perfectly Coldplay.

The album is due out in 2011, but no other details have been announced. We do know, however, that the band will support the release with a world tour. Already, they’re confirmed to headline the Rock am Ring and Rock im Park festivals in Germany. More details concerning, well, everything once they become available.


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