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Music Video: Coldplay - Viva La Vida

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"Viva la Vida" (directly translated from Spanish as "Live the Life") is both the second single released from and the co-title cut to the English alternative rock band Coldplay's 2008 album, Viva la Vida or Death and All His Friends. It was initially released only with iTunes Store pre-orders of the album on 7 May 2008, later becoming a download-only single on 25 May 2008. It was released as a physical CD single on 29 July 2008.

The song was used in an advertising campaign for Apple Inc.'s iPod and iTunes Store while Coldplay performed the song live for the first time at the 2008 MTV Movie Awards.

Unlike the typical arrangement of Coldplay songs, in which the piano and/or guitar dominate, "Viva la Vida" mostly consists of a string section playing the song's upbeat riff, along with a steady bass drum beat, bass guitar, electric guitar and Chris Martin's vocals. The string section with a combined with a common genre is similar to composed pieces by Brian Eno, who is one of the producers of this song. The song's music video, directed by Hype Williams, premiered on Coldplay.com on August 1st, alongside a second, alternate video directed by Anton Corbijn, which is a tribute to Corbijn's video for Depeche Mode's "Enjoy the Silence".

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