Coldplay has further whetted fans' appetites for its highly anticipated fifth album, “Mylo Xyloto,” by debuting the set's second single, “Paradise.”
The piano-heavy track, which Coldplay premiered on its website Monday morning, falls in line with the stadium-sized pop rock the British band is known for. Like most things Coldplay, it sticks within a very specific sonic realm; it's immediately identifiable as a Coldplay song; Chris Martin croons about a woman longing to escape her life for paradise, and it features one of the band's instantly sticky choruses.
“Paradise” is the follow-up to summer single “Every Teardrop Is a Waterfall.”
Coldplay will further tease the album at the upcoming iHeartRadio Music Festival in Las Vegas on Sept. 23.
“Mylo Xyloto” was produced by Markus Dravs, Daniel Green and Rik Simpson, “with enoxification” (yes, their word) and additional composition by Brian Eno. Pop tart Rihanna also lent her vocals to a track on the album, “Princess of China.” Fans can currently preorder the album on the band's website.
Check out the track below:
-- Gerrick D. Kennedy
Photo: Coldplay. Credit: The Funstar.