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Coldplay reveals album name (hold on to your maracas)








VIVA LA VIDA



Singer Chris Martin chose it after seeing the phrase, which means "long live life," on a painting by Mexican artist Frida Kahlo, who endured polio, a broken spine, and chronic pain for decades. "She went through a lot of shit, of course, and then she started a big painting in her house that said 'Viva la Vida,'" says Martin. "I just loved the boldness of it." Of course, Frida Kahlo will not be the first name that jumps to most peoples' minds when they hear the phrase. "Everyone thinks it comes from Ricky Martin, which is fine. I have absolute respect," says the singer, who gave Coldplay its original name, Pectoralz, and named his children Apple and Moses. "I've been through this before, naming something or someone and everyone saying that 'That's a terrible name'. But then saying, 'Well, fuck you, that's what it's called, and I'll be proved to be right eventually'. So when Viva la Vida came along, I was kind of annoyed because I'm going to have to try and convince everybody of this, but it just felt right."



SOURC: http://www.rollingstone.com/rockdaily/index.php/2008/03/18/rolling-stone-exclusive-coldplays-new-album-title-revealed/





I'm not sure how I feel about the title... maybe it will grow on me. Then again, they DID say they were going in a new direction and the title definitely reflects the album's Hispanic vibe. All I know is that I need some new Coldplay and a world tour. NOW.

(muchas gracias to redtigerlily_3!)

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