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Coldplay releases new single and music video for “Higher Power”

Coldplay has released a new song, and its accompanying music video on Thursday, called “Higher Power.” The song is rumored to be the band headed by Chris Martin’s first single. The Max Martin produced song is rumored to be the first single off their upcoming album. Aliens holograms dance around the band as they play the song in the video.

The band debuted the track via an extraterrestrial broadcast, topped off with alien holograms from the International Space Station. The band also spoke virtually with French ESA astronaut Thomas Pesquet, who is stationed on the International Space Station, according to a press release.

Ahead of the debut of “Higher Power,” Coldplay spoke with Pesquet, about the song, where he called it “one big allegory.”

“Right now we aren’t able to play for anybody on Earth, so we thought we’d just play for you,” lead singer Chris Martin said to Pesquet during their chat via a video shared on Friday. “It’s like our one-man concert.”

Max Martin last worked with Coldplay on their 2019 studio album “Everyday Life,” on which he contributed keys and acted as a collaborator on the track “Orphans.” While it’s unknown if “Higher Power” is a preview for a new album, the band is in complete marketing mode.

“Higher Power” is Coldplay’s first new song in almost two years.

On Sunday, the band will perform “Higher Power” on American Idol, and it will also be performed at the Brit Awards on Tuesday.

Coldplay will also perform at the Glastonbury Festival’s Live at Worthy Farm livestream later this month, which will be simulated due to the current COVID-19 pandemic. The show will premiere on May 22, with a follow-up stream the next day.

Watch the music video.

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