Watch: Coldplay dance with aliens in video for new track ‘Higher Power’

Astronaut Thomas Pesquet premiered the track on the International Space Station

Coldplay have made their return with a video for their first new song in two years, “Higher Power.”

The new track sees the British band teaming up with Swedish producer Max Martin, and it comes packed with shimmering synths and upbeat melodies, as frontman Chris Martin sings lines like, “I’ve got my hands up shaking just to let you know/ That you’ve got a higher power.” The fun-loving video sees Coldplay dancing with some AR-augmented alien holograms.

“‘Higher Power’ is a song that arrived on a little keyboard and a bathroom sink at the start of 2020,” Coldplay wrote on social media. “It was produced by Max Martin who is a true wonder of the universe.”

Watch the video for “Higher Power” below.
 

 
Coldplay also recorded a special performance of the single for French ESA astronaut Thomas Pesquet, who premiered “Higher Power” on the International Space Station.

Watch the International Space Station premiere below.