Coldplay offers free music

Following the footsteps of a lot of musicians (Nine Inch Nails), the UK based band has decided to offer a free download of their latest single “Violet Hill” for free download from their website for a week. (Got this from Facebook.)

We’re very pleased to announce that Coldplay’s new single, Violet Hill, will be available as a free download exclusively from for one week starting tomorrow, Tuesday April 29th, at 12.15pm UK time. This is a full week ahead of the single’s conventional paid-for digital release, on Tuesday May 6th.

Way to go guys! Good music – that too for free, legally that is. Awesome! Also, they have announced a couple of free gigs in UK. Ojas, you might be interested.

Is this another nail in the coffin of the music industry? I don’t know. But this sure is a huge step in that direction.

Random songs

Songs that have been playing all day long (please do not ask how though, they are not supposed to!)

  • Trouble – Coldplay
  • Kholo kholo – Taare Zameen Par [music] – it is def must listen and the only movie I am waiting for currently
  • Yellow – Coldplay
  • Bridge Over Troubled Water – Simon & Garfunkel

Is it just me or does someone else also feel that S&G were the best lyricists till date in English music scene?

Look at the stars

I have been listening to Coldplay ever since I have returned from office today. Here are the songs that are playing in a loop.

1. Trouble – “… I never meant to cause you trouble

2. Scientist – “Nobody said it was easy, No one ever said it would be this hard

3. Fix You – “When you get what you want but not what you need, When you feel so tired but you can’t sleep

4. Clocks – “Confusion never stops, Closing walls and ticking clocks
Gonna, come back and take you home, I could not stop that you now know

5. Yellow – As Rahul says, “… making an ordinary colour seem so romantic

And I love how they refused to sell their songs to promote Coke and stuff. And I love them for being so U2ish.