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From NME:


Square One:

Probable first single. Built around a subtle electronic drumbeat reminiscent of Brian Eno or Berlin-period Bowie, the song builds into a huge chorus featuring massive guitars and organ. Like Radiohead's Paranoid Android, it's perplexing on the first listen and appears to go off on different tangents, but after a few spins it sounds like their most ambitious and possibly best song yet.


What If:

Starting with a simple piano, a fragile-sounding Chris sings, "What if you decide/You dont want me there by your side..in your life". Realizing that he can't completely control everything in life, he concludes "Every step you take could be your biggest mistake.../But that's the risk you take." This album's The Scientist.



Another future single, "Talk" takes the riff from electronic music legends Kraftwerk's Computer Love and builds a completely new song. It keeps the mechanical beat of the original but adds a huge guitar and dancefloor filling bass-line. Stadiums wont be big enough to contain it.


'Till Kingdom Come:

This was written for Johnny Cash but he died before he could record it. Coldplay's version is a sweet Dylan-esque folk song on acoustic guitar. "For you I'd wait till kingdom come/Until my days, my days are done." Chris vows.



The dreamy, synch heavy song features the chorus, "You and me are floating on a tidal wave together/You and me are drifting into outer space." Beatles style strings suddenly appear towards the end, and the anthemic singalong "woo-hoo-hoo" outro is set to become the sound of next summers festivals.


The Hardest Part:

A classic Coldplay love song about loss and heartbreak, in which Chris sings, "The hardest part was letting go, not taking part."

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you know something but dont wanna spread the new....



just to let everybody know.......including you Alessa


Ian would be the first to know........about the announcement


I'm gonna tell him a day early :cool:

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