British rock band, Coldplay, has released their new 14-track long album, “Music of the Spheres.”
The band also announces new ‘Music of the Spheres’ World Tour with special guests, H.E.R. and English indie pop band, London Grammar.
Released by Parlophone in the United Kingdom and Atlantic Records in the United States, Music of the Spheres is the ninth studio album by the band. The album was produced by Max Martin, who is a new collaborator to the band’s discography.
“Higher Power” was released as the lead single on 7 May 2021. The song was produced by Max Martin, whom the band called “a true wonder of the universe”. The band stated in a tweet that “it arrived on a little keyboard and a bathroom sink at the start of 2020.” An audio visualizer for the song, directed by Paul Dugdale, premiered on Coldplay’s YouTube channel at 12:01 a.m. BST on the same day.
“Coloratura” was then released on 23 July 2021 as a promotional single. “My Universe”, a collaboration with South Korean pop group BTS, was released as the second single on 24 September 2021.
The idea for a space-themed record had been envisioned by the band since 2010, when lead vocalist Chris Martin proposed a project of bulding “a solar system”, as stated in a blog published by the band, named “Roadie #42”.
At the time Everyday Life was released, in November 2019, one of the hints was hidden within the bifold of the booklet of the physical vinyl and digibook editions of the album, in which a black and white billboard in a field advertises “Music of the Spheres”. In the bottom left corner, smaller writing says “Coldplay coming soon”. This, combined with the band’s history of teasers for future material, fueled speculation about Music of the Sphere’s themes and release date. Other hints to future material were purportedly hidden within song lyrics and music videos from the Everyday Life era.