Coldplay will release their ninth cosmic studio album ‘Music of the Spheres’ on Friday, October 15, 2021.
The sequel to the massive November 2019 double album “Everyday Life” was directed by Swedish pop singer-songwriter and producer Max Martin, who previously worked with Britney Spears, The Weeknd, Justin Timberlake, Katy Perry and Backstreet Boys for n ‘to name a few.
“Music of the Spheres” includes 12 tracks, including the single “Higher Power” and five songs titled emojis: a Saturn emoji, a heart emoji, a star emoji, a planet earth emoji, and a symbol emoji. infinity.
As a taste of the album, Coldplay created a two-minute teaser video titled “Overtura” with clips from the 12 songs on the album.
Alluding to the planetary themes contained in “Music of the Spheres,” Coldplay said in a note announcing the album, “Everyone is an alien somewhere. “
Coldplay will present another new song titled ‘Coloratura’ this Friday (July 23) and a third single album in September.
1996 – 1997
Coldplay was formed in 1996 after members Chris Martin, Jonny Buckland, Guy Berryman and Will Champion met together at University College London. The group was originally called Pectoralz, and at that time it was just Chris and Jonny, who had met during college orientation week.
Bassist Guy joined the band soon after, being in the same classes as the other two, and the band was renamed Starfish in 1997 when the band was playing concerts in Camden. Chris appointed his old school friend Phil Harvey to be the band’s manager, and Will joined the band as a percussionist – quickly learning the drums as he had no previous experience, although he was already good at the music. The group chooses the name of Coldplay.
1998 – 1999
Coldplay released their first EP in 1998, titled ‘Safety’. There have only been 500 copies, and only 50 of them have been released to the public, with the rest being donated to record companies, as well as to friends and family of the band. It contained the tracks ‘Bigger Stronger’, ‘No More Keeping My Feet on the Ground’ and ‘Such a Rush’.
The group signed to the independent label Fierce Panda in December 1998, and released their first single “Brothers & Sisters’ in 1999 before signing with Parlophone.
The band made their Glastonbury debut in 2000, having recorded their second EP ‘The Blue Room’ in October 1999, spawning songs’ Don’t Panic ‘,’ See You Soon ‘and’ High Speed ’, as well as’ Such a Rush ‘and’ Bigger Stronger ‘from the previous version. During recording, it was reported that the band fell out quite severely – but it caused them to set some ground rules, which seem to have served them well over the past 20 odd years.
Coldplay began their first tour in June 2000 and landed their first Top 5 single with “Yellow”, which appeared on their debut album “Parachutes”, released in July of that year. The album debuted at number 1 and was nominated for the Mercury Music Prize.
Coldplay won the BRIT Awards for Best UK Group and Best UK Album for “Parachutes” in 2001 – as well as the Grammy Award for Best Alternative Music Album. At this point, Phil Harvey resigned from his managerial role due to stress and took on the role of Creative Director. He is now considered the fifth official member of the group.
Coldplay began recording their second album ‘A Rush Of Blood To The Head’ in September 2001, and after writing ‘In My Place’ made a breakthrough after feeling creative at a standstill. After writing over 20 songs for the album, the song list was narrowed down to the last 11.
2002 – 2004
The album was released in August 2002, followed by a world tour that included a slot in Glastonbury, and ended in October 2003. At the 2003 BRIT Awards, Coldplay again won Best UK Group and Best British album, as well as three awards at the MTV Video Music Awards and the Grammy Award for Best Alternative Music Album.
After winning the record of the year for “Clocks” at the 2004 Grammys, Coldplay has spent most of that year out of the limelight recording her third album, “X&Y ‘, which was released in May 2005 and was the UK’s third best-selling album.
2005 – 2007
Coldplay spent 2005-2007 on the road, taking the “Twisted Logic Tour” around the world and even bringing Richard Ashcroft from The Verve to the Live 8 stage to sing “Bitter Sweet Symphony”. In February 2006, they won the award for best album and best single at the BRIT Awards, and in October of the same year, they began recording album number four: “Viva la Vida ou la mort et all ses Amis “.
After taking a break from recording, Coldplay toured Latin America and Spain, and said it would give the next album a “Hispanic influence.” Regarding their first three albums as a ‘trilogy’, Chris described ‘Viva La Vida’ as a new direction for the band.
‘Viva La Vida’ was released in June 2008, and became the world’s best-selling album that year. The EP ‘Prospekt’s March’ followed in November, and the ‘Viva la Vida Tour’ also started in June. They released the free album “LeftRightLeftRightLeft”, which consisted of live recordings from the tour. Taking the rest of 2009, Coldplay released ‘Christmas Lights’ in December 2010, with Chris’ boyfriend Simon Pegg in the clip.
The band had completed their fifth album ‘Mylo Xyloto’ in the summer of 2011, and were also headlining the Glastonbury Festival. The album was released in October 2011, receiving three Grammy nominations and two BRIT Award nominations, as well as the group winning Best UK Group for the third time at the 2012 awards. They performed at the closing ceremony London 2012 Paralympic Games, and released a documentary film and live album “Coldplay Live 2012”.
2013 – 2015
Coldplay contributed to the soundtrack of The Hunger Games: Catching Fire with ‘Atlas’ and released the sixth album ‘Ghost Stories’ in May 2014, followed by a six-date tour of ‘intimate’ shows around the world. The album received two Grammy nominations, and the themes of heartbreak throughout the album were thought to reflect Chris’ actual separation from his wife Gwyneth Paltrow.
In December, Chris announced that their upcoming seventh album, “A Head Full of Dreams” could be their last, and it was released a year later in December 2015. Prior to that, the band had performed at Global Citizen Festival, organized by Chris. himself, in Central Park in New York.
2016 – 2017
In February 2016, Coldplay headlined the Super Bowl halftime show, with guests Beyoncé Knowles-Carter and Bruno Mars. They then embarked on their ‘A Head Full of Dreams Tour’, with a total of 122 concerts around the world. They performed at the Glastonbury Festival 2016, singing a ‘Stayin’ Alive ‘duet with Barry Gibb of the Bee Gees.
Coldplay collaborated with EDM duo The Chainsmokers on “Something Just Like This”, released in February 2017, and they performed it together at the BRIT Awards. The ‘Kaleidoscope EP’ was released in July 2017, along with the single, and has been described as a “leftover idea” from ‘A Head Full Of Dreams’. In August, the live album “Live in Buenos Aires” was released and the band performed at a benefit concert in Mexico, with proceeds going to relief and aid to affected countries. They also performed at the One Love Manchester benefit concert for the victims of the Manchester Arena attack.
2018 – 2019
In November 2018, the group released ‘Global Citizen EP 1’ under the pseudonym Los Unidades, which included the song ‘E-Lo’ with Pharrell Williams. The proceeds were donated to “efforts to end world poverty”. Chris also played with Kylie Minogue during her emotional ‘Legends’ slot at Glastonbury 2019.
Thankfully, Chris’ prediction that “A Head Full Of Dreams” would be their last album turned out to be incorrect, as the band announced in October 2019 that their eighth album was on the way. The double album, titled “Everyday Life”, is scheduled for release on November 22, 2019, with the track listing announced in a newspaper.
They released two singles, “Orphans” and “Arabesque,” taken from the upcoming album in October 2019, with the band’s official press revealing that the unusual album cover is based on a “1919 photo of the band from the band. great-grandfather of guitarist Jonny Buckland ”.
After announcing that they would not be touring their new album “Everyday Life” due to environmental concerns, explaining that they “take the time to see how our tour can be actively beneficial”, Coldplay gave an incredible concert unique to the Natural History Museum in London in November 2019, which then aired on Absolute Radio.
They performed under a 25.2-meter-long blue whale skeleton, with the proceeds going to the environmental charity Client Earth. Their set-list included old classics ‘Lovers In Japan’, ‘Fix You’, ‘Viva La Vida’ and ‘Sparks’, as well as new tracks ‘Daddy’, ‘Arabesque’, ‘When I Need A Friend’, ‘Orphans’, ‘Firearms’ and ‘Daily Life’.
Coldplay kicked off the new decade with a music video for ‘Cry Cry Cry’, a sample from their new album ‘Everyday Life’, released in November 2019. The music video was produced by Chris’ partner Dakota Johnson.
Later in 2020, the band released another single from the album, “Champion Of The World”.
The group released “Higher Power” in May 2021, their first single in nearly 18 months. They said of the track: ” Higher Power ‘is a song that hit a small keyboard and bathroom sink in early 2020. It was produced by Max Martin who is a true marvel of the universe.’
Coldplay is also set to open the 2021 BRIT Awards, performing from a pontoon on the Thames.
On May 11, 2021, in their first televised performance in over a year, Coldplay opened the show at the 2021 BRIT Awards. Not only did the band perform their new track “Higher Power,” but they’ve been doing it for a long time. pontoon on the Thames near the O2, with a spectacle of lights and fireworks.