The third Coldplay single from new album Mylo Xyloto is going to be Charlie Brown, sources from some of Europe's music websites are showing today (Thursday). Both Swiss music website Hitparade and respected Dutch radio station website 3FM have published what may well be the cover art to the single. Looking more closely, the artwork is part of the graffiti wall and also the Mylo Xyloto album cover itself. Read on after the jump for the image. We'll soon know if they're right as there will be an announcement on the official site.
If this news is confirmed, it will come as no surprise, as Charlie Brown is one of the best tracks on Mylo Xyloto, according to many Coldplayers, and will be a very strong addition to the singles collection. The media also like it, one example being from the article by Q Magazine published on 10th October 2011 entitled 'First Impressions of... Coldplay's Mylo Xyloto' they wrote of Charlie Brown: "The standout from their headline summer slots sounds even monumental on record; Charlie Brown is one of the best things Coldplay have done. Jonny Buckland's hypnotic guitar lines lead the way, the band channeling Joshua Tree-era, the heady holler-alongs of Arcade Fire and a teeny bit of Sigur Ros stargazing as the song launches into its adrenaline-veined climax. Whilst the music is wonderfully overblown, Chris Martin keeps the vocals cool and calculated, singing of 'taking the car downtown to where the lost boys meet', which might be about nipping to Spar on Hampstead High St But probably isn't."
You can discuss this latest news on the 3rd single at the Charlie Brown/Mylo Xyloto sub-forum here and here on the messageboard now. [thanks Blue Nails, robynature, LoversInJapan, Loki0012, ediskrad73]
Screenshot of the 3FM website with the cover art for Charlie Brown on the artist page for Coldplay.
Charlie Brown single cover art as discovered on Swiss music website HitParade.