Coldplay debuted four more songs from their forthcoming new album at Germany’s Rock Am Ring festival over the weekend.
The band were performing at the Nürburgring bash, and took the opportunity to play five new tracks, including their recently-debuted single ‘Every Teardrop Is A Waterfall’.
They treated fans to new songs ‘Hurts Like Heaven’, ‘Major Minus’, ‘Us Against The World’ and ‘Cartoon Hearts’.
Listen to the songs here:
‘Hurts Like Heaven’
‘Us Against The World’
Coldplay‘s as-yet-untitled fifth album will see the band’s first new material since 2009’s ‘Viva La Vida or Death And All His Friends’.
Meanwhile, the band have admitted to the influence of Mystic‘s ‘Ritmo de la Noche’ upon ‘Every Teardrop Is A Waterfall’, according to the Huffington Post.
A spokesperson for the band said that they insisted on crediting the song’s writers. They said: “Allen and Anderson [writers of ‘Ritmo’] are credited as writers on ‘Every Teardop Is A Waterfall’. Chris was inspired to write the song after watching the film Biutiful by Alejandro González Iñárritu. In the film, there is a nightclub scene in which a track [‘Ritmo de la Noche’] is playing in the background, based on [Peter Allen’s song] ‘I Go To Rio’.”
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