Coldplay just announced the release of their new album, Vivav La Vida or Death And All His Friends. Coldplay is doing two free concerts, one in New York and one in London for their new release in June, and are offering a free download of one of their songs on the album, Violet Hill. I love the fact that they released a high res version of their front cover, and a free copy of a single on the album. They seem to get working with the digital age where the music industry (like Sony) just want to fight it.
The artwork for the cover is pretty interesting, and this is said to be (by Coldplay) the album which the world will remember them by. Certainly took long enough to release it but I am sure it will be great. From the first single release for Viva LaVida is Violet Hill and probably has a lot to do with the album art above.
The album’s artwork features the classic painting Liberty Leading the People (La Libert guidant le peuple) by French painter EugÃ¨ne Delacroix commemorating the July Revolution of 1830. It is currently on display in The Louvre in Paris.
Go get the download while you can, it is the only release until June.