Coldplay’s much anticipated new single ‘Every Teardrop Could Be A Waterfall’ has just been released and it’s a massive up-tempo number, which sees the band embracing a new look, and dare we say it – almost going a bit ravey. Gone are the military inspired looks of Viva La Vida, 2011 sees them embracing a neon/fluoro look inspired by seventies New York City graffiti. (Suspiciously it looks like the band are appropriating the shtick Australia’s own Cut Copy) have been embracing for almost a decade).

Drummer Will Champion says “We’re about to play a bunch of summer festivals so it’s as good a time as any to put out a new song.” The band released a series of cryptic tweets, which turned out to be lyrics for the new song, including the couplets “I turn the music up/ I got my records on/ from underneath the rubble” and “Every siren is a symphony/ every tear’s a waterfall.”

The new record has been beset with difficulty for the band, with reports suggesting that the original record was scrapped and the band started work afresh, before then reconsidering their decision and retrieving the aborted sessions from scrapped album sessions heaven. Coldplay are set to headline Splendour In The Grass the last weekend in July.