We dinnae mean it literally, Chris. Coldplay’s frontman has told the BBC that he wants his band’s new record to make them hip in the playground.Viva la Vida or Death and All His Friends won’t be released until the 12th of June, by which point many kids will already be off killing crabs on their summer holidays, but lead single ‘Violet Hill’ was made available for free download this week (review).
That it was apparently downloaded by over 600,000 people within a day of its release just after noon on Tuesday will be of encouragement to Chris Martin, whose band “felt incredibly hungry to prove why people have heard of us” with the new album.
"I wanted it to be OK to be that 16-year-old who says they like Coldplay in the playground,” the singer told the BBC, who has fathered two childer; Apple Blythe Alison Martin and Moses Bruce Anthony Martin, aged three and two respectively.
"Hopefully with this record they won't get teased so much."
We think he’s referring to the arbitrary 16-year-old again.
In other news, Coldplay announced that they would be playing a free concert in Barcelona, as well as London and New York, around the time of the new album’s release in June.
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