iTunes is now exclusively streaming one song from Coldplay’s upcoming album Mylo Xyloto, each day leading up to the album’s release on October 24th. The week of free song streams from the album kicks off with “Princess of China (feat. Rihanna)” today. Fans can also pre-order Mylo Xyloto on iTunes now and the single “Paradise” will begin downloading immediately. Mylo Xyloto will be available in digital, CD, and vinyl formats and as a special limited edition Pop-Up album. It was produced by Markus Dravs, Daniel Green, and Rik Simpson, with enoxification and additional composition by Brian Eno.
The band have also released a “sneak peak” sampler video for Side A of the new album here: http://youtu.be/evVwpm1YQlo. The sampler features clips of the single, “Paradise” as well as the songs “Hurts Like Heaven,” “Charlie Brown,” “Us Against the World,” “M.M.I.X.,” and “Every Teardrop is a Waterfall.”
“Coldplay reaches for the heavens on ‘Paradise,’ a majestic preview of the band’s fifth album,” said People Weekly, putting the track on its “Hot Singles” list. “‘Paradise’ is a far moodier affair than previous single ‘Every Teardrop is a Waterfall,’ with dramatic strings and chords and just the right touch of melancholy for the onset of the fall season,” observed Idolator.com. “Paradise” and “Every Teardrop is a Waterfall,” the album’s first single, have already sold nearly a million downloads combined.
Coldplay will be celebrating the October 24th release of Mylo Xyloto with a series of U.S. TV appearances. The band will appear on “The Colbert Report” (10/19), “Today” (10/21) and “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” (10/27). On November 12th, Coldplay will be the musical guest on Saturday Night Live.
As part of the Unstaged Concert Stream in Madrid on 10/26, American Express is inviting Coldplay fans to take part in a global collaboration. Users can create their own custom butterfly which may be featured in a live music video experience during the show. Go to www.amexunstagedcoldplay.com and follow the steps to take part.