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Coldplay Release ‘Hurts Like Heaven’ as Next Single

Coldplay Hurts Like Heaven
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Following the successful collabo with Rihanna, ‘Princess of China,’ Coldplay are issuing yet another single from their multi-platinum album ‘Mylo Xyloto.’ ‘Hurts Like Heaven’ — the track on which Chris Martin sings, “You use your heart as a weapon / And it hurts like Heaven” – will be the next Coldplay single to impact airwaves.

‘Heaven’ is one of the most complex tracks on ‘Mylo Xyloto,’ with intricately-layered backing vocals, pulsing keyboards, and rushing guitar melodies.

Martin speeds up the pace of his delivery when he sings, “On every street, every car, every surface a name / Tonight the streets are ours / And we’re writing and saying / Don’t let them take control / No we won’t let them take control.”

Martin also sings that he’s “armed with a spray can soul,” a line that could have inspired the album’s gritty, graffiti-style artwork.

Coldplay have already scored three Top 20 pop hits from ‘Mylo Xyloto,’ with ‘Princess of China,’ ‘Every Teardrop is a Waterfall,’ and ‘Paradise.’ Their U.S. tour continues through Aug. 11 before they return to Europe.

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