The march toward the most unpronounceable album of 2011 continues. Coldplay’s fifth proper album is called Mylo Xyloto and is set to hit store shelves on October 24.
Fans haven’t had to wait to hear the new material, as not only have songs popped up in the middle of festival performances and appearances on late night talk shows, but the band has gone ahead and released nearly half of the 14-track album already.
A handful of songs were released on an EP alongside the first single “Every Teardrop is a Waterfall,” and the band just pulled the curtain back on another single called “Paradise.” A kinder, gentler song than the more bombastic “Teardrop,” it still delivers a pretty powerful melodic punch. Give it a spin after the jump.
Coldplay’s official website now has pre-order information for all the various versions of Mylo Xyloto (including the super-complicated “pop-up” edition), as well as the multiple versions of the album’s cover art. In a continuation of the exchange program between Coldplay and the hip-hop world, Rihanna has popped up in the Mylo Xyloto track list, guesting on an as-yet-unheard track called “Princess of China.”
Previous cross-platform collaborations have included “Lost+” (the Coldplay song that featured a rap from Jay-Z) and “Beach Chair” (the Jigga track from Kingdom Come that features a Chris Martin cameo), so “Princess of China” doesn’t have far to go to be the best Coldplay tag-team yet.
What do you think of “Paradise”? How does it stack up against other Coldplay singles? Sound off on your favorites (we still love “In My Place”) in the comments below.
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