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Coldplay announce forthcoming ninth album ‘Music of the Spheres,’ tease new single

Coldplay have announced their ninth studio album, Music of the Spheres, out October 15th via Atlantic.

After teasing new music for the last few months, Coldplay took to Instagram to announce the record in a handwritten note. Music of the Spheres marks the follow-up to 2019’s Everyday Life. Produced by pop maestro Max Martin, the 12-track album features the previously released “Higher Power.”

The band teased that the album’s next single, “Coloratura,” will be out this Friday, July 23rd. Then, Coldplay will share a third single sometime in September, prior to the album’s release. It seems like the record will follow the same sci-fi themes as the lyrics in “Higher Power,” as the announcement featured the phrase, “Everyone is an alien somewhere.”

Coldplay also dropped a teaser trailer for Music of the Spheres. The new clip takes viewers on an animated cosmic trip, soundtracked to snippets of each track. According to the album’s tracklist, five songs are named after (…checks notes…) Emojis?

Check out the tracklist and teaser trailer for Music of the Spheres below.


Music of the Spheres Tracklist:

01 – “🪐”
02 – “Higher Power”
03 – “Humankind”
04 – “✨”
05 – “Let Somebody Go”
06 – “❤️”
07 – “People of the Pride”
08 – “Biutyful”
09 – “🌎”
10 – “My Universe”
11 – “♾️”
12 – “Coloratur”

You can pre-order Music of the Spheres here.

Coldplay recently shared a video for “Higher Power,” directed by Dave Meyers. The clip sees the group traveling through space to a “colourful trash planet” called Kaotica.

“The video is a metaphor for how, right now, we all feel alienated, far removed from our world, almost like we’re on an alien planet,” Meyers explains. “And ultimately we find love in the streets and that euphoria shoots us off into the stratosphere of out own energy and higher power.”

Revisit the video below.

Lead photo courtesy of James Marcus Haney.

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