Singer Chris Martin sat at the piano while laser lights beamed out from behind the band. Freed from their Viva La Vida-era martial uniforms, the t-shirted Martin & Co. projected the kind of relaxed confidence that inspired mass singalongs only a couple of months ago during their Lollapalooza set.
Mylo Xyloto will also feature a duet with Rihanna, among other surprises. Fans who pre-order the album from the iTunes Store receive a download of “Paradise.” Others songs unveiled so far include “Every Teardrop Is a Waterfall,” which Robyn has wonderfully covered, and “Major Minus.”
“This album was fueled by a desire to move from black and white into colour,” Martin says in the official media biography for Mylo Xyloto. “Or, if you like, we decided to let our garden grow a little more unkempt. The bloodhound was let off its leash.”
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