Coldplay’s new single, “Every Teardrop is a Waterfall”, is out today and I like it. It sounds like them, which I’m glad for because I was afraid it would have some new feel that didn’t sound or feel like Coldplay.

Parachutes and A Rush of Blood to the Head were the defining albums for Coldplay. X & Y is where they matured that feel and that sound. All three of those albums are stellar. And though Viva la Vida is also a great album with some great tracks, it wasn’t quite as Coldplay-y as their previous 3 records (the intro track is the most Coldplay-like sound on the whole album).

I was fearful that their next studio songs would be even further of a departure. But, “Every Teardrop is a Waterfall” is great. Hopefully the full album, which is due out this fall, will be just as entertaining and enjoyable as this single is.

You can listen to it for free on their site, and you can grab the MP3 on iTunes for $1.29 or Amazon.com for $0.69.

June 3, 2011