this was on coldplay site
Volkswagon Ad - The Answer!
Hi... Just read the question about whether Coldplay supplied the music to the VW Beatle ad, and I happen to know the answer :-). The song is called 'Strange and Beautiful, and is by 'Aqualung'. I think it is a solo work by a singer called Matt Hales who used to be in 'The 45's'. I only know because I was wondering myself and did a bit of research. Their website is http://www.b-uniquerecords.com/aqualung.htm in case anyone was interested. Cheers. John G