Coldplay to Release ‘Every Teardrop Is a Waterfall’ Single Friday
Coldplay fans will finally get to hear some new music when the group releases a new single, “Every Teardrop is a Waterfall,” this Friday (June 3), the same day their summer festival run kicks off in Germany. The band made the announcement on its official website, where it also posted the single’s artwork and full lyrics, and posted a video teaser on its YouTube page.
“We’re about to play a bunch of summer festivals so it’s as good a time as any to put out a new song,” the band wrote in a message credited to drummer Will Champion. The song’s lyrics hint at a triumphant tone for the “rebel song,” with lines like, “And all the kids they dance, all the kids all night/Until Monday morning feels another life/I turn the music up/I’m on a roll this time/And heaven is in sight.”
“Waterfall” will stream on the band’s website Friday and be released digitally everywhere except the U.K., where it will come out a day later. Coldplay will also perform the new single for the first time during its gig at the Rock Im Park festival in Nuremberg, Germany on Friday. After performing at European fests like Glastonbury and T in the Park, the group will head to Japan and Australia before hitting the States for Lollapalooza on August 5 and Austin City Limits on Sept. 16.
The announcement does not indicate whether “Waterfall” is the first taste of Coldplay’s forthcoming, Brian Eno-produced fifth album, which frontman Chris Martin described as focusing on “love, addiction, OCD, escape and working for someone you don’t like” in an interview last January. The group’s last effort, 2008’s “Viva la Vida or Death and All His Friends,” has sold 2.7 million copies, according to Nielsen SoundScan.