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Spanish title for Coldplay album
Singer Chris Martin
The band have been recording the album in Spain
British band Coldplay have revealed the name of their fourth studio album, which is due to be released in June.

According to US music magazine Rolling Stone, the album will be called Viva la Vida "long live life" in Spanish.

Last year, a handwritten message on their website said recording sessions in Spain and a tour of Latin America had influenced the album's sound.

Frontman Chris Martin saw the phrase on a painting by Mexican artist Frida Kahlo, the magazine reported.

The artwork, dating from 1954, shows a collection of watermelons, one of which has the phrase Viva la Vida carved into its flesh.

Everyone thinks it comes from Ricky Martin, which is fine
Chris Martin

"I just loved the boldness of it," Martin was quoted as saying.

He admitted the album title had connotations with Puerto Rican star Ricky Martin's international hit Livin' la Vida Loca.

"Everyone thinks it comes from Ricky Martin, which is fine. I have absolute respect. I've been through this before, naming something or someone and everyone saying that 'That's a terrible name'," he said.

It is thought he was referring to the decision to call his children Apple and Moses.

According to Rolling Stone, Coldplay's album will include tracks called Lovers In Japan and Strawberry Swing.



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