Global Citizen Announce Collaborative EP with, Los Unidades, Pharrell Williams, Stormzy and more
Chris Martin of Coldplay has curated ‘Global Citizen EP 1’ under the pseudonym ‘Los Unidades’. ‘E-Lo’, the lead single, features a collaboration between Los Unidades, Pharell Williams and Jozzy. Three more tracks are due for release Friday with collaborations from Stormzy, Jess Kent, Cassper Nyovest Tiwa Savage, Wizkid, Danny Ocean, David Guetta and Stargate.
The EP will be released in the US by Atlantic US and globally by Parlophone. Proceeds from the project will support Global Citizen’s campaigning around gender equality, education, clean water, and more.
‘Global Citizen EP 1’ full tracklisting:
1. Rise Up (feat. Nelson Mandela) – Stargate
2. E-Lo (feat. Jozzy) – Los Unidades & Pharrell Williams
3. Timbuktu (feat. Stormzy & Jess Kent) – Cassper Nyovest & Los Unidades
4. Voodoo (feat. Tiwa Savage, Wizkid, Danny Ocean & David Guetta) – Stargate & Los Unidades
Coldplay manager Dave Holmes, who co-curated the Global Citizen festival with Chris Martin, said in a press release, “It was a real honour to help further the Global Citizen movement by putting together this release alongside Chris and Parlophone. We’ve ended up with so many incredible performers, and we’re all extremely proud of the finished EP. May it be the first of many.”
Listen to E-Lo below and on streaming services here
Ben ”Bengineer” Sedano
Aleks Von Korff
Mark “Spike” Stent
Speculation Before Release
Last night, Coldplay’s record label tweeted a photo of four shadowy figures with caption “Parlophone Records are delighted to present new signing
#LosUnidades“. It wasn’t until this morning when ColdplayXtra speculated that the four figures resembled a press photo of Coldplay from 2014 and the code in the bottom right of the photo was an anagram for ‘COLDPLAY2018’.
The Coldplay community put on their detective hats and found a Facebook, Instagram and Twitter page under @LosUnidades, all created this month. Losunidades.com was also found with the same name servers as the ones used on Coldplay.com. Finally, ColdplayXtra found a trademark agreement for ‘Los Unidades’ registered back in November 2017 with the four band members listed as owners.
Speculation continued and a trademark for ‘Car Kids’, a discarded track from the Mylo Xyloto era, was found, also registered in November of last year. Users on the r/coldplay subreddit speculated that ‘Los Unidades’ is an anagram for ‘Unsold Ideas’, leading to the idea that this could be an album of previously unreleased tracks.