Coldplay Release ‘Hurts Like Heaven’ as Next Single
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.
Listen to Coldplay’s ‘Hurts Like Heaven’