Life in Technicolor II (4:05)

Cover of Viva La Vida - Prospekt's March Edition

From Viva La Vida - Prospekt's March Edition and 18 other releases

“Life in Technicolor II” (also written as “Life in Technicolor ii”), is a song by English band Coldplay and the first single from the band’s 2008 EP, Prospekt’s March. The song is the full, vocal version of the instrumental song “Life in Technicolor” from Coldplay’s fourth studio album, [album artist=Coldplay]Viva la Vida or Death and All His Friends.

A promo CD single for the song was released in December 2008. The official single was released on 2 February 2009 on 7” vinyl and digital download. The single includes the previously unreleased and unheard track “The Goldrush”, one of the few Coldplay songs featuring lead vocals by drummer Will Champion and also includes additional vocals by Eno. The song was originally intended to be on Viva la Vida or Death and All His Friends, but was altered to the form that appears on the album as the band did not want to include a song that they considered to be their safety net and that would be an obvious single.

“Life in Technicolor II” starts with a loop consisting of a santoor accompanied by tabla-like percussion. The loop is then repeated through the verses and part of the chorus. The music video, at the song’s start, features a puppet santoor player and a puppet tabla player, before the band puppets enter the stage.


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There's a wild wind blowing down the corner of my street
Every night there the headlights are glowing
There's a cold war coming on the radio, I heard
Baby, it's a violent world

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