Coldplay "Viva La Vida or Death and All His Friends"

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    Coldplay’s fourth album, due out on June 16th [UK], June 17th [US], will be called Viva la Vida.

    Singer Chris Martin chose it after seeing the phrase, which means “long live life,” on a painting by Mexican artist Frida Kahlo, who endured polio, a broken spine, and chronic pain for decades. “She went through a lot of shit, of course, and then she started a big painting in her house that said ‘Viva la Vida,’” says Martin. “I just loved the boldness of it.”

    Of course, Frida Kahlo will not be the first name that jumps to most peoples’ minds when they hear the phrase. “Everyone thinks it comes from Ricky Martin, which is fine. I have absolute respect,” says the singer, who gave Coldplay its original name, Pectoralz, and named his children Apple and Moses. “I’ve been through this before, naming something or someone and everyone saying that ‘That’s a terrible name’. But then saying, ‘Well, fuck you, that’s what it’s called, and I’ll be proved to be right eventually’. So when Viva la Vida came along, I was kind of annoyed because I’m going to have to try and convince everybody of this, but it just felt right.”

    Check back later this week for the full report from Coldplay’s studio sessions for Viva la Vida.

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    It's different, I'll give it that. I'm interested to see how the album turns out.
     
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    Can't wait to hear this 'new sound.' And even if it's not drastically different, Coldplay always pumps out good music.
     
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    Hmph interesting name. Let's see how the album turns out.
     
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    Viva la Coldplay! Can't wait to hear this :)
     
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    The full title is now up. People thought it was two options at first, lmao.
     
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    I saw the first half of the thread title at first and thought it said "Livin La Vida Loca"

    A Coldplay cover of Livin La Vida Loca would be awesome :lol:
     
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    That's a pretty long album title. VLVoDaAHF, the acronym made for the album, is even longer than most album names nowadays. :lol:

    So can we all agree to just call it Viva or VLV? :lol:

    Can't wait to hear the first single. Any news on that?
     
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    Agreed :D

    Btw, wiki says that the album will have only 9 songs. If that's true they better be damn great :)
     
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    Tracklisting has been released yet, although there's speculation that "42" will be the first single.
     
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    Is that an Impossible Quiz reference? :lol:
     
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    More like The Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy, the greatest sci-fi comedy book series of all time.
     
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    A tracklisting has been posted by an on-line retailer in the Netherlands. Take this with a grain of salt, even though most of the tracks have been confirmed by Coldplay and Rolling Stone.

    1. Violet Hill
    2. 42
    3. Yes
    4. Death And All His Friends
    5. Cemeteries Of London
    6. Life In Technicolor
    7. Chinese Sleep Chant
    8. Strawberry Swing
    9. Reign Of Love
     
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    Damnit, when do we get the first single? It's almost mid-April...
     
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    How did I miss this and why are there only 9 tracks? o.o
     
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    Yeah I'm pumped for the single to come out!

    9 good tracks will do the job for me. However chances of that happening are slim imo. Most albums have at least 1/2 bad songs.

    @Omar: Don't double post. That's a warning. :lol:
     
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    Official tracklisting is out:

    Life In Technicolor
    Cemeteries Of London
    Lost!
    42
    Lovers In Japan/Reign Of Love
    Yes
    Viva La Vida
    Violet Hill
    Strawberry Swing
    Death And All His Friends

    And no one is sure what the title is anymore. :lol:
     
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    I'm sure!

    I'm sure that I'm not sure...?
     
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    Apparently, it reverted back to Viva la Vida for a moment, but is now back to the full moniker.

    Also, Coldplay are currently shooting the video for the single, Violet Hill, in Italy. It will be released in May. :)()
     

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