Coldplay, the multi-million selling British rock band, premiered their new single 'Every Teardrop is a Waterfall' this morning (3rd June 2011). Coldplay's new track hit radio stations in the UK around 12noon, debuting a 'dancey' new sound which stunned some traditional fans of the band.
The track's title immediately began trending on numerous social networking sites, with most attention focused on the song's high tempo and energetic rhythm. MTV were among those quick to praise Coldplay's apparent change of direction, noting, "Vaguely trance-y, slightly meditative and most definitely sunny, 'Teardrop' is basically four minutes of pure, unadulterated uplift". The single, which is the first to be taken from the band's currently untitled fifth studio album, contains elements of 'I Go To Rio' by Peter Allen and Adrienne Anderson. The majority of discussion on Twitter focused on the song's often simplistic lyrics. During the opening few seconds of the track, frontman Chris Martin wails, "I turn the music up, I got my records on", and similar themes are continued throughout. American Magazine 'The Atlantic' claim the lyrics are best ignored, remarking, "Chris Martin might be a soggy trunk of sap, but he is genetically incapable of writing abstruse melodies. They draw clear lines. They take a shape".
Coldplay's fifth album is scheduled to hit shelves in the Autumn, and the band are confirmed to headline Glastonbury Festival later this month.