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 Now that December is here, a splendid mix of holiday merriment abounds. Coldplay takes part in such cheer with the release of their new Christmas single, “Christmas Lights.”

Prior to the Thanksgiving holiday, the English alt-rock foursome informed fans via their official site that the new tune would be “in the key of G”.

The video was shot a week ago on the River Thames in London. Mat Whitecross, who is the visionary behind the band’s first-ever clip for 1999’s “Bigger/Stronger” as well as an alternate version for “Violet Hill” and “Lost”, served as director. Keep your eyes peeled for Elvis!

“Christmas Lights” is available for download through iTunes.

Despite getting into the holiday spirit, frontman Chris Martin recently divulged to BBC’s Radio 1 that some “bad vibes” really took a hold of the band after they wrapped their monumental “Viva La Vida” tour last year.

“When we came back from America last time we had some bad stuff happening in our group,” Martin said.

Coldplay is currently putting the finishing touches on their fifth studio effort and it’s not without painstaking ambition, as Martin added: “We’re going for it. We regard this as our last big shot.”

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Filed Under: Chris Martin, Coldplay
By MacKenzie Wilson