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    The Sun: Coldplay's showboat secret is out (new video filming)

    small_lights.gifColdplay tried to keep the location of the video for their festive single a secret - but were found out when they picked a Thames barge, The Sun writes today. But it was the Daily Mail who were first to let slip the full details on the new Coldplay video, which is due for release on Wednesday.


    They wrote on Friday into Saturday: Coldplay treated fans to a sneak peek of the new track yesterday as they filmed the video on the South Bank of the River Thames. The band performed the song surrounded by old instruments on a theatre–inspired stage complete with red velvet curtains and flashing lights. Aboard a boat on the water a group of people were lit up holding balloons which were then released en mass into the night’s sky. The lads also had a troupe of violin-playing Elvises providing a magical, surreal theatre show with loads of tricks packed in like fireworks, levitation, a 100-strong chorus on a riverboat and Simon Pegg.

    Website Suite 101 also added that Coldplay invited one hundred lucky fans to be part of the video and sing a small portion of their new song. The loyal one hundred flew to London from all over the globe for this special boat trip across the River Thames and an exclusive first listen to the much anticipated new track from Coldplay. The devoted fans gladly braved the blistery winter chill on the outdoor boat deck holding balloons in the air which were to be released whilst singing in a choir-like fashion.


    Meanwhile if you haven't already read, amidst growing speculation on the new album content Chris Martin spoke to Q magazine about the inspiration behind it being his admiration for "Anybody who's standing up for themselves. Being able to speak out or follow your passion, even if everybody seems against it," as seen in the 70s graffiti art of New York and the White Rose movement of Germany during World War II, he says. "I've spent a lot of my life playing it a bit safe or conforming to something, even though I didn't agree with it. So I have respect and admiration for people who don't," he told Q.


    On Friday, Chris Martin revealed further details on the soon-to-be-finished new record to the UK national paper The Sun, such as the song 'Hurts Like Heaven' which he described as "all Jonny" referring the featured sound of Coldplay guitarist Jonny Buckland. "It only has two chords," said Martin. "The songs are group-y, it's guitar-y. Jonny is coming out of his cocoon. We're just trying some risky things," Martin told The Sun. Other song titles include 'Every Teardrop is a Waterfall" and "Up With the Birds".


    The Christmas single comes ahead of their previously announced concerts next month, two of which are charity gigs for the UK homeless charity Crisis where they will play in Liverpool and Newcastle on the 19th and 20th. Coldplay will also perform a special invite-only New Year's Eve joint concert with rapper Jay-Z in Las Vegas on the 31st of December. 'Christmas Lights' is out on December 1.


    Pictures of Coldplay filming Christmas Lights on 25th November 2010 (courtesy of Daily Mail article)
















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