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Coldplay Announce 'Ghost Stories' LP, Release New Single



Last week, Coldplay returned from out of nowhere with the spooky, electro-kissed single "Midnight." Now, the arena-filling British pop-rock band have announced a new album: Ghost Stories is due out through Parlophone Records on May 19.

The nine-song album is available to pre-order now on iTunes. It includes "Midnight," although it seems that the proper first single is called "Magic," since that's available as an instant download. "Magic," which you can listen to below, sounds a little more like a typical Coldplay song than "Midnight," although there's an electronic beat and an R&B-influenced melody. Hear for yourself at the bottom of the page.

The album cover — featuring angel wings floating over an ocean — can be seen above, and the tracklist is below.

Ghost Stories:

1. Always in My Head

2. Magic

3. Ink

4. True Love

5. Midnight

6. Another's Arms

7. Oceans

8. A Sky Full of Stars

9. O

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Coldplay to Release New Album Ghost Stories, Download Single Now

Coldplay will end their self-imposed three year hiatus with the release of Ghost Stories on May 19, the band’s sixth studio album. The follow up to 2011’s Mylo Xyloto has been rumored for quite a while and the band surprised fans last week by releasing the video for “Midnight,” which you can view above. “Magic” will serve as the first proper single from Ghost Stories and is now available for purchase via iTunes. The album is also available for pre-order now. Coldplay is scheduled (so far) to perform at this year’s iTunes Festival in Austin, TX on March 11. Ghost Stories Tracklist: Always in My Head
Magic
Ink
True Love
Midnight
Another’s Arms
Oceans
A Sky Full of Stars
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Coldplay Announce New Album ‘Ghost Stories’, First Single ‘Magic’

UK superstars Coldplay have followed-up last week’s surprise release of new single and music video, Midnight, with the highly anticipated announcement of their sixth studio album, to be titled Ghost Stories. The album’s first proper single, Magic, is available to purchase on iTunes now.

According to iTunes, Ghost Stories, the follow-up to 2011′s divisive, electronica-infused Mylo Xyloto, currently has an expected release date of Monday, 19th May 2014 via Parlophone Records. Meanwhile, as Consequence of Sound reports, Magic debuted on radio and online earlier today.

The band made headlines last week after releasing Midnight without warning via Twitter. The understated track features production from electronic maestro Jon Hopkins, whose work on the single lead Disclosure to comment, “WOW! Really impressed with this new Coldplay tune…”

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Coldplay announce new album Ghost Stories, release first single “Magic”



Coldplay took us by surprise last week with the left-field, ambient and auto-tuned single, “Midnight”. Now, Chris Martin and Co. return with details of their upcoming sixth studio album. Entitled Ghost Stories, the follow-up to 2011′s Mylo Xyloto will arrive May 19th through Parlophone Records.

The track titled “Magic” serves as the album’s first proper single and is now available for purchase through iTunes. It’s expected to debut on radio and online Monday. On first listen, it sounds a lot less Bon Iver and a lot more Chris Martin drinking a venti, no-whip Skinny Vanilla Latte on a Sunday afternoon.

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Ghost Stories Tracklist:
01. Always In My Head
02. Magic
03. Ink
04. True Love
05. Midnight
06. Another’s Arms
07. Oceans
08. A Sky Full of Stars
09. O

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Coldplay announces new album 'Ghost Stories'
The popular British band has released the record's first single 'Magic.'

Amid all the Oscars hubbub, Coldplay has announced a brand new album.

The band's sixth studio album, Ghost Stories, is set for release on May 19. It's preceded by the album's first official single, Magic.

The popular British rockers first debuted new music last week with the moody, ambient Midnight, their new Bon Iver-esque tune produced by London musician Jon Hopkins.

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Coldplay’s ‘Ghost Stories’ Album Gets May Release Date: Listen To New Single “Magic”



Surprise! Just as the 86th Academy Awards were wrapping up and most people with common sense were heading to bed (or were already there), Coldplay‘s new album Ghost Stories was made available on iTunes to pre-order. Nine tracks make up the LP, including the experimental “Midnight,” the video for which premiered last week, and new single “Magic,” available as a download when you pre-order the album.

Ghost Stories has a May 19 release date. The album marks Coldplay’s sixth studio set to-date, and their first since 2011′s Grammy-nominated Mylo Xyloto.

Catch a clip of the band’s new mid-tempo number “Magic,” plus the album’s tracklist, below.

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Ghost Stories tracklist
1. Always In My Head
2. Magic
3. Ink
4. True Love
5. Midnight
6. Another’s Arms
7. Oceans
8. A Sky Full Of Stars
9. O

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Coldplay Announces Release Date for ‘Ghost Stories,’ Drops New Single ‘Magic’



Coldplay has quietly unveiled “Magic,” the first single from their anticipated new album release “Ghost Stories.”

The album, the British band’s sixth, will arrive May 19 via Parlophone/Atlantic Records. Fans who pre-order “Ghost Stories” will receive an instant download of the new single, which can be streamed at youtube.com/coldplay.

News of Coldplay’s new album release comes a week after the outfit dropped the atmospheric track “Midnight" -- and its trippy clip.

“Magic,” like “Midnight,” is a more introspective production which veers well away from the radio-geared, stadium-rock works which helped make Coldplay a household name.

“Ghost Stories” is the Chris Martin-fronted group’s first album since 2011's "Mylo Xyloto." In August of last year, the band released "Atlas" from the soundtrack of "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire."

A deluxe edition of the “Ghost Stories” CD, featuring three bonus tracks, is available exclusively from Target at target.com/coldplay

Coldplay will support the album with a headline slot on the opening night of the inaugural US iTunes Festival at SXSW on March 11. The performance will be streamed live and on-demand worldwide for free via the iTunes Store.

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Coldplay Announce New Album ‘Ghost Stories’, Download the Smooth New Song ‘Magic’

Coldplay have just officially announced their new album entitled Ghost Stories, due out May 19 via Parlophone. This is the band’s sixth album, which follows 2011′s record-turned comic book, Mylo Xyloto.
Also out of the ether, the band let loose the first single from the album, a song called “Magic”. You can download the sweetly new song, the one little bit of R&B swing to it called “Magic” on iTunes right now.

Below are the artwork and the tracklisting for the album, which includes their previously released song, the Bon Iver-sounding “Midnight”. For the new track, it’s decidedly more in Coldplay’s wheelhouse, even using a tinny Roland drum machine for parts of it to jive with where pop rock is right now. It’s more like the Chris Martin we know, the one who will buy some Banksy heart-balloon art. He didn’t use it as the album art, but it’s close.
Coldplay will perform at the iTunes Festival at SXSW in Austin, TX on March 11.



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Coldplay Announces 'Ghost Stories' Release Date, Drops New Single 'Magic'

The British band's sixth album, and first for Parlophone/Atlantic, will arrive May 19.

Coldplay has quietly unveiled “Magic,” the first single from their anticipated new album release Ghost Stories.

The album, the British band’s sixth, will arrive May 19 via Parlophone/Atlantic Records. Fans who pre-order Ghost Stories will receive an instant download of the new single, which can be streamed at youtube.com/coldplay.

News of Coldplay’s new album release comes a week after the outfit dropped the atmospheric track “Midnight," and its trippy clip.

“Magic,” like “Midnight,” is a more introspective production which veers well away from the radio-geared, stadium-rock works which helped make Coldplay a household name.

Ghost Stories is the Chris Martin-fronted group’s first album since 2011's Mylo Xyloto. In August of last year, the band released "Atlas" from the soundtrack to The Hunger Games: Catching Fire.

A deluxe edition of the Ghost Stories CD, featuring three bonus tracks, is available exclusively from Target at target.com/coldplay
Coldplay will support the album with a headline slot on the opening night of the inaugural U.S. iTunes Festival at SXSW on March 11. The performance will be streamed live and on-demand worldwide for free via the iTunes Store.

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Coldplay announce new album Ghost Stories
Ahead of their South By Southwest performance, the quartet unveil the follow up to Mylo Xyloto and brand new single Magic


Coldplay: the quartet unveil new single Magic - a far less experimental affair

Coldplay last night unveiled details of their sixth studio album and its first official single, entitled Magic.

Named Ghost Stories, the follow up album to Mylo Xyloto will arrive on 19 May via Parlophone/Atlantic Records, and fans who pre-order now will receive an instant download of the new single, which is currently being streamed at youtube.com/coldplay.

Details of the band’s new material comes a week after the quartet launched the Jon Hopkins produced track Midnight and its accompanying video. Using sparse and ambient sonics with Chris Martin’s vocals heavily distorted, Midnight sparked a mix reaction among fans, marking a shift in Coldplay’s formative sound.

As yet, little else is known about their forthcoming album, but their homepage currently shows a pair of illustrated wings that you can zoom in on using a digital magnifying glass. Perhaps it’s a clue.

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Coldplay announce new album Ghost Stories and single Magic
AFTER a few years away, Coldplay have shocked everyone with the news of their new album and single.

The world-conquering band released the song Midnight out of the blue last week but have now released Magic, the first single from their new album Ghost Stories.

In a far cry from their guitar-thumping stadium hits, Magic is more downbeat and electronic, and is sure to divide opinion from their fanbase.

Midnight gave clues as to the direction they were headed when it dropped last week, with the song featuring vocider effects and a synthy backing.

Ghost Stories may also draw some critics before its release as it contains just nine songs.

The Chris Martin-fronted group released their last album, Mylo Xyloto, in 2011 and featured a more 'poppy' sound.

It seems as though the band are heading further down the route of less guitar-dominated songs but whether that will translate into sales remains to be seen.

Ghost Stories is released on May 19.

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Coldplay Sets New Album's Release Date, Drops New Single



Just a week after dropping new track "Midnight" and its accompanying music video, Coldplay announces that their new album is coming out soon. The new record will be called "Ghost Stories" and is set to arrive on May 19 via Parlophone/Atlantic Records.

The album will feature nine tracks including "Midnight" and "Magic". The latter song will likely serve as the first proper single off "Ghost Stories". It is available for free download for fans who pre-order the forthcoming album.

Unlike Bon Iver-esque "Midnight", "Magic" sounds more like Coldplay's previous works although there's an electronic beat and an R&B-influenced melody. The British band has reportedly worked with magician Joe Labero, actor Peter Fonda and Swedish director Jonas Akerlund for the music video of this new song.

"Ghost Stories" marks Coldplay's sixth studio effort. It comes as the follow-up to their 2011 Grammy award-nominated album "Mylo Xyloto".

Chris Martin and his bandmates will support their new album with a headline slot at this year's iTunes Festival in Austin, Texas, on March 11.

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Coldplay announce new album and single – listen
The band's sixth LP will be released in May

Coldplay have announced details of their sixth album.

The British band will release 'Ghost Stories' on May 19, 2014. The album is available to pre-order from iTunes now. The artwork for the release, depicting a pair of wings in the shape of a broken heart, can be seen to the right.

A single from the album, 'Magic', is available now for those pre-ordering the album at iTunes. Click below to listen, and to pre-order.

Last week, Coldplay revealed another brand new track, 'Midnight', and a video directed by Mary Wigmore. The band are set to appear at this year's South By Southwest in Austin, Texas, performing on the first night of the inaugural iTunes Festival At SXSW. Coldplay will play alongside Imagine Dragons on March 11 at ACL Live at the Moody Theatre.

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Colplday Premiere New Single "Magic"



Coldplay caught everyone by surprise when they announced very early on Monday, March 3rd; the title and release date of their upcoming sixth album, provided an iTunes pre-order link, and debuted the official first single.

Now this is what I'm talking about! Let's finally forget of that cool but extremely weird buzz single "Midnight" that Coldplay premiered (with accompanying weird visual as well) last week - "Midnight" is on the final tracklisting, though... - and let's focus on the uber-amazing "Magic". When Chris Martin sings "Magic", just change the word for "Love".

Such a tranquil production, and tranquil vocals by Coldplay lead singer Chris Martin, although he adds more energy when the hook comes. I'm just in love with "Magic". Although it's over 4 minutes long in length, the track is quite short lyrics wise, so we have to make sure to soak up every second of Coldplay's music.

The British rock band's new album is called "Ghost Stories" and it's our May 19th!

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Coldplay reveal artwork and track listing for new album Ghost Stories



The follow-up to Mylo Xyloto will be released in May. Plus: hear the band’s new single, Magic, in full!

Coldplay have posted the artwork and track listing for their upcoming sixth studio album, Ghost Stories online.

The follow-up to their critically and commercial acclaimed 2011 album, Mylo Xyloto, will go on sale in the UK on May 19.

Ghost Stories will feature nine new songs and the album’s lead single, Magic, is currently available for digital download when fans pre-order the album.

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Coldplay Announce New Album 'Ghost Stories' And Unveil New Single

The 'Paradise' stars return with their sixth studio album and give fans their first taste of the record with new song 'Magic'.

Coldplay have today (3rd March) announced details of their new album 'Ghost Stories' and unveiled new single 'Magic'.

The announcement was made on Twitter and the news follows on from last week, which saw the band post the song 'Midnight' online.

The new album is Chris Martin and co's sixth studio record and follows on from 2011's 'Mylo Xyloto'.

'Ghost Stories' is released on 19th May.

Meanwhile, the band recently announced that they would be performing on the first night of the iTunes Festival at South By Southwest in Austin, Texas this year.

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Coldplay announce Ghost Stories album and magical new single
The band will release their sixth album in May and have just unveiled a new single called 'Magic'



Coldplay have given the first details of their forthcoming sixth studio album and a new single. The LP will be called Ghost Stories and is set to take the band in a very different direction than their previous work, as evidenced in their magical new single.

Like last week's trippy and atmospheric 'Midnight', 'Magic' continues on with the introspective sound. Gone are the broad stadium anthems of Mylo Xyloto in favour of a tighter and more intimate sonic palette from Chris Martin and company.

Ghost Stories will be released on May 19 and is available for pre-order on iTunes.

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Coldplay release single from album

Coldplay have unveiled details of their sixth album, to be called Ghost Stories, as they released the first single to be taken from it.

The band made track Magic available this morning, the first new material to go on sale from the nine-track album which will come out on May 19.

The quartet's last album Mylo Xyloto came out in October 2011 and was followed by a lengthy world tour.

The cover artwork for Ghost Stories was posted on the band's website to accompany the announcement and it features a pair of angel's wings with sketched figures contained within.

Last week Coldplay surprised fans by posting the video for another new track, Midnight, on YouTube. It also features on the album.

The group are expected to debut their new songs at the iTunes Festival at the SXSW festival in Austin, Texas, on March 11.

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COLDPLAY RELEASE NEW SONG, ALBUM COMING MAY 19

Over the course of their eighteen-year career, Coldplay have proven equally adept at writing both bombastic pop hits and more subdued, resonant songs. Their latest single, the subtle, indie rock-influenced “Magic,” fits decidedly in the latter category.

In addition to the new song, Coldplay announced that they will release their sixth studio album, Ghost Stories on May 19, 2014. Between “Magic” and another single, “Midnight,” which premiered last week, the new album is shaping up to be quite a departure for the English group, who once again found massive success in 2011 with “Paradise” and “Every Teardrop Is a Waterfall.”

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COLDPLAY RELEASES NEW SINGLE “MAGIC”, AND… UGH. (REVIEW).



http://thefive10.com: COLDPLAY RELEASES NEW SINGLE “MAGIC”, AND… UGH. (REVIEW).

Make fun all you want, but I was really looking forward to what Coldplay has up their sleeve. However, I’m really not diggin’ “Magic”, which is supposed to be the lead-off single from their upcoming record Ghost Stories (to be released in May).

To me it sounds like 2008 Radiohead, but with an extra dose of pop and not nearly as interesting. I also don’t know why that song warrants a nearly-5-minute track time… it’s the same thing over and over. And it’s not interesting. Not to mention that there’s no real instrumentation except for some guitar tinkering. Is this supposed to be like Thom Yorke’s Eraser? …because it’s failing.

Did I mention that it’s just not interesting?

The lyrics are contrived as well. Bummer… I hope the record is better. I was hoping Mylo Xyloto was just a left field experiment that went wrong… kinda a-la U2′s POP in 1997. Except that record became my favorite U2 album, whereas Mylo is the only Coldplay album that I don’t have in my iTunes collection.

What happened to the 2000-2002 band that impressed me so much?
 
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