April 29, 2008


I love the Coldplay.com homepage, clear, essential, minimalistic, “zen”, elegant:

coldplay [image source]

And I also love their music.

Today, thank to Luca’s twittering (again!), I visited their website after years of absence. They offer free download of their new song, Violet Hill.

An important side note, from wikipedia’s Coldplay page: _ Despite Coldplay’s worldwide popularity, the band have remained protective of how their music is used in the media, refusing its use for product endorsements. In the past, Coldplay turned down multi-million dollar contracts from Gatorade, Diet Coke, and Gap, who wanted to use the songs “Yellow”, “Trouble”, and “Don’t Panic” respectively. According to vocalist/pianist Martin, “We wouldn’t be able to live with ourselves if we sold the songs’ meanings like that.”

And again: In the band’s early years, Coldplay were also widely noted in the media for their claim to give 10% of the band’s profits to charity._

Curious, uh? Love ‘em. __