Coldplay Feat. Rihanna – Princess Of China (Acoustic) + Live Album
This week I’ve re-explored Coldplay a bit, particularly with our Unreleased, B-Sides and Rarities that we put up on Thursday. So while we’re riding that wave, its quite fitting to post this well-known song in its acoustic form. ”Princess Of China” was by no means one of my favorite tracks from 2012′s Mylo Xyloto. In fact the duo felt more forced together in the original track than anticipated and came off more gimmicky than anything.
This acoustic version, however, audibly portrays Rihanna and Chris Martin in perfect symmetry. The acoustic layer is lovely, while the subtle bass and harmonics echoing in all of their Coldplay-likeness really bring this track to be one of my favorite Coldplay tracks this year.
Where did this song from from? The Princess of China EP, which you can listen to right here on iTunes.
Coldplay will also be releasing their live album titled Coldplay Live 2012 on November 19, 2012, their first official live album in 9 years since Coldplay Live 2003. Their tour this year has been a powerful tour, perhaps their best yet. Colorfully laced stadiums and a back catalog of their best stuff to date, the Mylo Xyloto tour has will be an amazing visual at the very least. The live album will be released on DVD, Blu-Ray and digitally. For more info, visit their official website.
The tracklisting for the new album will be as follows:
1. Mylo Xyloto
2. Hurts Like Heaven
3. In My Place
4. Major Minus
6. Violet Hill* (DVD Only)
7. God Put A Smile Upon Your Face
8. Princess Of China
9. Up In Flames
10. Viva La Vida
11. Charlie Brown
13. Us Against The World
15. Fix You
16. Every Teardrop Is A Waterfall
Video: Coldplay Live 2012 (Official Trailer)