English alternative rock band Coldplay released their new single, ‘Every Teardrop Is a Waterfall,’ in the U.S. on Friday.
The status of the single is unknown as of right now. The band has not said whether the track will appear on their fifth studio album.
They have been recording with producer Brian Eno, most famously known as the producer who made the Windows jingle, for the last 18 months.
As for the song, the overall sound displays how Coldplay has moved past the aggressive, raspy sounds of their previous album, Viva la Vida or Death and All His Friends. The song begins with an 80s vibe to it, as the collision of electric keyboards and acoustic guitars crash into each other. A more happy/poppy sound, Coldplay delivers a ballad that we’ve never heard before from the blokes overseas.
The progression in sound is a risky movement, as Viva la Vida or Death and All His Friends received high praise. Selling over 2.6 million copies in the United States alone, the album reached number 1 in 23 countries.
The band is set to perform at Glastonbury later this month and at T in the Park, which is a music festival in Scotland in July.
‘Every Teardrop Is a Waterfall’ can be purchased on iTunes today. The song will be released in the U.K this Sunday.
The song can be streamed on Coldplay’s website.