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Coldplay Release “Atlas” Single for “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire”

The fact that Coldplay is in the midst of a three-year hiatus apparently does not mean that they can’t come out of hibernation to record an epic song. That’s exactly what Chris Martin and crew have done, releasing the single “Atlas” for the soundtrack of upcoming film The Hunger Games: Catching Fire.

Since its release five days ago, the lyric video for “Atlas” has garnered nearly 3.5 million YouTube views, and according to the band’s Facebook page, has hit No. 1 on iTunes in 41 countries. With its signature clockwork piano riffs and spacey atmospherics (with Martin’s melancholy vocals proclaiming “I’ll carry your world,” it’s easy to see why. This is the first new music we’ve heard from Coldplay in nearly two years, yet apparently the band’s popularity has not waned during their break. Not only is the single certain to generate even more interest in the film (although it scarcely needs the promotion), but the song itself could very well stand the test of time as one of Coldplay’s best hits.

I was immediately taken in by the first few notes of the song. Take a listen for yourself and see what you think. The Hunger Games: Catching Fire is due in theaters on November 22.

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Tim Ferrar's interest in pop and rock started as a child, listening to Top-40 radio for hours on end while playing air guitar in his bedroom. Eventually air guitar led to electric guitar, and Tim began playing in bands and writing his own songs. With an admitted weakness for "a great hook or a great guitar riff," Tim's musical tastes are broad and varied, ranging from Michael Jackson and Lady Gaga on the pop side to Bon Jovi and Foo Fighters on the rock side- making him the ideal guy to cover our Rock and Pop categories. By day, Tim is a mild-mannered accountant in Chicago. By night, he rocks out on electric guitar in a cover band in various clubs around town- much to the surprise of some of his clients.

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