A new Coldplay track, entitled Moving To Mars has appeared on the ETIAW pre-order information on iTunes in the last 24 hours. This is likely to be one of the 'additional tracks' that will be available on the iTunes digital bundle that will be available on 27th June.
UPDATE! The following tracks will premiere on UK radio at the times stated: Major Minus - Thursday 23rd June, 9pm; Moving To Mars - Friday 24th June, 11.45am (times are UK - BST). You'll be able to hear them online at the following stations: BBC Radio 1; BBC Radio 2; BBC 6 Music; Absolute Radio; Xfm.
Official announcement has arrived: Dear friends, more new music on its way... Every Teardrop Is A Waterfall EP is arriving in iTunes stores at 00:01 on Sunday 26 June. These are the songs: 1. Every Teardrop Is A Waterfall; 2. Major Minus; 3. Moving To Mars. You can pre-order the EP on iTunes worldwide now, except the US and Japan (where it's coming soon). Love Will.
Roadie #42 earlier this year blogged about Moving To Mars, under the acronym 'MTM'. Here's what he said back in early February: Every room had some kind of writing or recording setup on the go - you even had to time your use of the kettle carefully, as a laptop and speakers had been set up in the kitchen and Jonny was in there working on his epic lead for MTM. So, by comparison, the first few weeks of the year felt like a ghost town.
So far, only 3 tracks from the listing are showing on the iTunes preview - Every Teardrop Is A Waterfall, Major Minus and Moving To Mars. You can discuss the latest on this new track at the messageboard now [thanks pipp088]
Some of your early thoughts on 'Moving To Mars' and how it fits in with LP5 and the ETIAW release:
£1.49 for 3 tracks is a cracking deal even when one of them is the same one most of us already have. £1.49 you'd expect for 2 tracks so in effect we're getting ETIAW for relatively nothing... even though a lot of us really don't want it for the second time. Let's just say it ain't one of those 'it's so good I could buy it twice songs'. Far from it! Anyhow Major Minus is a proper fab tune and I'm sure Moving To Mars doesn't need too much effort to be better than ETIAW. [thanks howyousawtheworld]
The website said plus additional tracks - so it kind of should be at least two more songs beside MM and ETIAW. I hope there are more songs in the U.S. Store - not that I'd want to deprive any Coldplay fan of songs. I'm just hoping they haven't given us less. Not that it would matter - two new songs is still great. [thanks footyfan10]
So it s an EP, not a single, conclusion, MM and MTM are NOT b-sides, another conclusion, they can easily be on the album, actually the oracle gave that posibility, and i think that the EP will have like 5 or 6 songs, if at some point the tracklist were 2 songs, now 3 , why not tomorrow 4 ?? and after that 5, i mean , it clearly said aditional trackS , anyway, you might say im crazy but i prefer all the songs on these EP to be out of the album, that way, we will have even more new songs for these era and these new EP + LP5. [thanks Coldplayer1317]
I really hope they add at least one more track. (Still crossing my fingers for Spanish Rain although we pretty much know that ain't happening.) I'm also kinda hoping these tracks aren't on the album. Don't get me wrong, I love these songs (yes, even ETIAW) and I'm sure MTM will be just as great. I'm just really picky about my iTunes collection. I hope these tracks stay on the EP and we get HLH, Charlie Brown, PoC, etc on LP5. [thanks periahdark]