On November 22, 2019, Coldplay pulled out of his hat a double album, Everyday Life. A surprise preceded a month earlier by a single with a collaboration that only Chris Martin and his family have the secret: Stromae on “Arabesque”.
The British group has been deftly handling the art of teasing and unexpected collaboration for years. Rebelote for this new album. Launched from space by astronaut Thomas Pesquet, a first in the world of music, the unstoppable single “Higher Power” has sounded the charge. Followed since by “My Universe”, in collaboration with the phenomenon of K-pop, BTS.
Two formidable tubes. This is hardly surprising when you know that at the controls of this 9th studio album there is a certain Max Martin. The brilliant Swedish producer was already at the helm for “… Baby One More Time” by Britney Spears, “I Kissed a Girl” by Katy Perry and “Blinding Lights” by The Weeknd.
Of the 12 new titles, Coldplay is more feel good than three years ago. The singles prove it, as do the discoids “Infinity Sign”, “Humankind” and the stirring “People of the Pride” and its distorted riffs.
Ballads are not absent, however. “Let Somebody Go” in duet with Selena Gomez, another featuring of choice, has everything of an upcoming single. While “Human Heart” plays the card of absolute sweetness, a cappella, with Jacob Collier, colt of Quincy Jones, and the American R&B duo We Are King. A 100% Coldplay record that will once again propel them into the stars.
The output of Music of the Spheres is accompanied by a stadium tour. We remember that in 2019 the group had decided not to do more until it had resolved the issue of the ecological footprint of such a company. The group will put its suitcases on the Heysel plateau on August 5 and 6, at the King Baudouin stadium. Tickets go on sale this October 22 at 10 a.m., exclusively on the site www.ticketmaster.be. Prices range from 52.40 to 138.80 euros.