XFM will be giving Coldplay’s brand new single its first play next Tuesday (April 29) after 12 noon, plus get the full history of the track and album so far.
‘Violet Hill’ is the first single to be taken from the ‘Viva La Vida Or Death And All His Friends’ album, which is released on June 16. And if you listen to Xu on Tuesday (April 29) after midday you'll hear Gareth give ‘Violet Hill’ its very first spin. Plus, keep your eyes and ears locked on to XFM Online and on air for the most exciting Coldplay news you'll hear all year on Monday… We can say no more. Yet.
It was revealed by Italian media that the band recorded the video for ‘Violet Hill’ in Sicily, Italy, earlier this month. Rolling Stone Online claims ‘Violet Hill’ was at first considered to be a promotion-only single, however it will still feature on ‘Viva La Vida’. The website also had a first taste of the new single: "Opening with a jagged distorted guitar riff, the song announces a new template: The stalking, bluesy beat beat fits nicely with Martin’s earthy vocals and plaintive lyrics – ‘If you love me, won’t you let me know?’”
More on the XFM story here. For those who live outside the UK you can listen to BBC6 Music and XFM webstreams via the Coldplaying toolbar - which you can download here prior to next week's news announcement and track premiere. If you have any problems with the toolbar please log them here as soon as possible.