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👽COLDPLAY TO RELEASE HIGHER POWER FRIDAY MAY 7TH📻

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  1. Maybe if Jay starts wearing that shirt more often, I'll start calling it The Buckland Symbol and drawing it all over everything. Or the Buck Signal maybe? Legend has it, if you shine the Bucksignal during a clear night in Camden, Jonny will show up and play any song you ask him to. Sometimes he'll even sing Don't Panic if you're lucky. But he'll only do this if you scare off the sheep that follows him around, eating his hats and selling his guitars on eBay. Then, before he leaves, he'll tell you a cool fact about space as thanks. Jon will wave goodbye before getting a running start
    17 points
  2. Coldplay just posted a tiktok video and... you guys the whole band actually walked through Camden and nobody said a word https://www.tiktok.com/@coldplay/video/6956606021720739077
    16 points
  3. Well, with all these "what if" speculations Coldplayers also must be thinking: What if... I got it wrong And no poem or song Could put right what I got wrong 🤔
    15 points
  4. Tbh I think I will love this new single and the new album even if it follows Higher Power direction. Right now charts are full of catchy songs and I like a bunch of them, I mean, they put you in a good mood and make you sing out loud. Being that the case why not enjoying those kind of songs but from my favorite band! Maybe it won't be a musical 'master piece' but for sure I will freaking enjoy singing it in the car! And I still have old Coldplay songs for those 'Oldplay' days 🤩
    15 points
  5. Lmao people jumping at expectations that this is going to be AHFOD 2.0 where they sell out - that's not going to happen. Max Martin is likely a one-off producer for the hit single because he doesn't really do albums, just hits. This concept was in the works since 2009, the post-Viva era - guess which other album was in the works by then? Everyday Life. There's a chance that Jon Hopkins might be coming back, as well as Brian Eno. There's a chance that the talented Jacob Collier might be on it - if so, then we're in for a great album. Also, this is pretty inaccurate. The band creates wh
    15 points
  6. new picture of the band! photo by Dave Meyers and art direction Pilar Zeta
    15 points
  7. I hope not... As for the leak discussion, i honestly expect it to leak very soon because that's just how things are - CDs get shipped to retailers and stores and someone somewhere opens one and uploads the song. It's virtually impossible to stop a physical (not digital-only) release from a high enough profile artist from leaking beforehand nowadays. The label is very serious about it, but they were equally serious about the most highly anticipated album of 2005 not leaking beforehand, to the point where journalists were only allowed to listen and review at the label's headquarters
    14 points
  8. I love the way you think. You are an oldplayer at heart but also are accepting of the “pop/newplay” sounds. I have been a fan and member since 2004 and the Coldplay direction has been a rollercoaster ride. Once you learn to evolve with the band, you will enjoy anything our band puts out. We need songs to dance and sing to right now... and this new album will hopefully deliver 🙂
    14 points
  9. First off, Ive been on this forum since pre- X&Y release, but have been a lurker for the past couple album cycles and don't post much these days. But Ive followed the boys from the very beginning. So, its been a treat to say that Ive grown with them musically and in life. I always wished they'd had gone the full alternative/rock route, as their earlier stuff indicated that they would be pretty damn good at it! Look, I love Buckland's guitar, I think he's a subtle genius, and wish they would fully unleash him, i.e. One I Love(2003 Live). But Ive come to accept that they just aren't go
    14 points
  10. HEAR ME OUT!!! Guys, I’ve been noticing a lot of disappointment and dissatisfaction from the snippet we got.. and while I understand where this comments come from, I think we have to give our guys the benefit of the doubt. First, we’ve only heard 15 seconds from a -at least- 3 minute song, and yeah, it’s pop, but pop ≠ bad necessarily. Second, I get the felling, as it has been proven many times before, that this single is going to be the poppiest the album gets, it’s a single for a reason, their most comercial sound to catch those casual listeners, and non fans. I also think this song is
    14 points
  11. Could Kaotica be the first sphere of the Music of the Spheres?
    14 points
  12. I'm really torn on what to think about Higher Power. On the one hand I'm irrationally excited like never before for this new era. The buildup and the space and codebreaking themes and colour schemes etc are amazing, and the possibility all this could be tied in with the song being played from the ISS or something...!! On the other hand, every rational consideration tells me that musically, this won't be something I like. The MX era is my least favourite era, it's the one album and era I have least been able to connect to. And everything points to HP being a massive pop single, produc
    13 points
  13. I agree with this, yet Birds is a BRILLIANT song whether you like it or not. IMO (one of) the best on AHFOD.
    12 points
  14. I mean let's face it, in terms of poppy Coldplay I think Max Martin is light years ahead from how Stargate massacred AHFOD....
    12 points
  15. Took these (sorry for the bad image quality, these are only printscreens) from the videos from O2 shootings. It seems that the symbols are not only those 5 that we knew until now. My guesses is that in fact it's like MX era where each symbol is associated to one track of the album. So I think we are faced here with 'Music of the Spheres' album, with 12 tracks! Thoughts on this?
    12 points
  16. Congrats @Ex&Why @hamblingreen and @clark595 for winning a copy of the Higher Power CD single! Check your DM's folks
    12 points
  17. Looks like if they were staring at an UFO about to abduct them.
    11 points
  18. I think we all have to consider the fact that Coldplay has changed since 2010. Those stadium-pop songs are now part of their identity because it was a choice they made a decade ago, or even with Viva la Vida. Imo, i like the fact that they made Everyday Life before because it reminds us that they still have this melancolic-soft rock vibe in their roots. They just chose to explore new horizons and I can't blame them for that. My two favorites albums are AROBTTH and Mylo Xyloto, I'm lucky to love both sides of their music ... But please if you're unhappy, remain respectful with their choic
    11 points
  19. Thank you to everyone for the support regarding our Twitter being suspended. We are working with Coldplay to get it reinstated.
    10 points
  20. Probably not the most positive thing to post but I'm starting to feel this album won't be the one for me. It seems Coldplay has a pattern of being very poppy, then very artsy. One for them, the record label and all that, and then one for the band.. basically playing whatever they want. I like the artsy Coldplay. They got Max Martin to produce and that guy is responsible for just about every #1 hit in America but that's not really a good thing to me. In fact, one may argue that music here, at least in the top 50, has become very homogenized and all sounding very much similar to one another
    10 points
  21. I'm doing my best to imagine that there's an epic guitar solo by Jonny as a part of the middle eight, actually
    10 points
  22. So to amend my previous theory - each symbol represents a song - each sphere represents a release. They'll definitely be the artwork for the discs of the CDs and vinyls.
    10 points
  23. ICMYI the performance yesterday is rumoured to be a rehearsal as Coldplay are supposedly the opening act for the BRITs on May 11th! New set designs and some great clothes as well! (Article here)
    10 points
  24. So with the outfits it looks like it's gonna be like MX 2.0 - which is fine with me cause I would pick MX over AHFOD any day. Ha! But then Orphans was suppose to be on this album and that song doesn't quite fit with the theme does it? Lol. I'm personally hoping that this album would be sounding like the sounds of All I Think About is You and ALIENS - and even Midnight. It fits with the spacey theme the boys seem to be going for and it would be something I would be more interested in.
    10 points
  25. ALSO! I just remembered something Remember when they announced ETIAW as a single? That was around May 2011, released June 2011, they didn't announce MX until a few months later with the release of Paradise and then the album release in November 2011. This could be a similar scenario! Let's enjoy the ride of the new era everyone! Crazy that this whole ETIAW announcement and release was 10 years ago almost to the day... wow! "it's like poetry, it rhymes" lol
    10 points
  26. Some people are panicking that this is just a single, especially on the subreddit - but let's face the facts: - New outfits - New website and social media redesign - Full blown marketing campaign This is only the beginning of an album era people! Let's enjoy the ride!
    10 points
  27. Did anyone figure out the whole meaning of these 5 little symbols that are appearing on the posters and website along these Kaotican texts? Didn't find much about these in this Google Doc. Some of these symbols were already visible on the Music of the Spheres photo in Everyday Life booklet. Looking at the meaning of these, they either seem to have some spiritual meaning behind it or it could have something to do with symbols of the Earth's Spheres and different sources of energy. For example: - one of the symbol for air or Atmosphere. I could find quite strong connection be
    10 points
  28. You guys......they are actually going to drop Higher Power from space. This is crazy.
    9 points
  29. That's three things this Early May! Higher Power release, BBC RADIO SHOW, American Idol on the 9th and the opening to Brit Awards May 11th! This a lot to take in.
    9 points
  30. IMO this is probably the most reasonable theory. Even though the single's poppy and Max Martin's producing it, the marketing, themes, concepts, and planning for this seem so much more ambitious than anything since Mylo. The entire set-up of codes, alphabets, radio stations, etc. just screams a more ambitious (maybe not as experimental as EL) album. Not to mention that the term Music of the Spheres appeared way back in 2010 - the same time A L I E N S and Moving to Mars were written.
    9 points
  31. I'll go out on a limb and make a prediction of what the song will sound like. it's 3:31 long, so like Orphans it's gotta be a tight pop song. Intro is sparse, ambient and all of a sudden synth keyboards with an 80's vibe kick in (similar to blinding lights) First verse, Chris singing about being in love and how wondrous it is. Bouncy bass line, electronic beats, and sticatto guitar flourishes. Chorus -- backed by LOVE Choir in an 80's/House music kind of vibe. Kind of like how Orphans had a kids choir in the background, this one will have a soul choir. Maybe "this joy is elec
    9 points
  32. they have uploaded the whole Kaotican alphabet to the site: https://www.coldplay.com/kaotican-alphabet/ if anyone wants to become fluent
    9 points
  33. I literally cannot get Higher Power out of my head, and that's just a 20 second snippet. This song is going to be absolutely huge.
    8 points
  34. Well, this is good reading while I'm having my coffee and listening to MX... ☕
    8 points
  35. I think maybe they've peaked with that "old" style and perhaps they know it as well. Like how coud you possibly top songs like Fix You or even Viva La Vida? They have to try new things and I'm onboard 😃
    8 points
  36. A lead (or follow-up) single is always the "pop-iest" sounding song on the record. Remember that. Think the following singles: Everyday Life: Orphans A Head Full of Dreams: AOAL/Hymn for the Weekend Ghost Stories: Magic Mylo Xyloto: ETIAW/Paradise Viva la Vida or DAOHF: Viva La Vida Don't lose hope based off 15 seconds people. I actually think the new sound is huge, in the best possible way.
    8 points
  37. I think it's crazy that every album everyone says "oh no coldplay is pop", or "I hate the sound". Like I get that people can have opinions, but really the sound has been pop for a gazillion albums, and also overall their pop sound is pretty worked out what it is. I would imagine they aim for this to be Like Every Tear Drop is. Waterfall in terms of how pivotable it will be for them as a band to reveal. The clip is way to small to gage the overall feel of the track.
    8 points
  38. I’m not sure why you think every piece of music has to be revolutionary to be good.
    8 points
  39. By the way, hi everyone! It's so good to see so many Coldplayers around and that the forums are so alive it's a great time to be around for everyone! I was mainly active on Twitter (which has gone mad after the Alien Radio FM project (who is following me on Twitter!!!!) and all the teasers came) so I literally forgot to check on the forums And of course I'm really looking forward to the release of their upcoming single on May 7 (of which most of us probably heard the 15 sec long snippet already).....
    8 points
  40. I hear Hurts Like Heaven and Birds. I'm not gonna give up on this song just yet because Hurts Like Heaven and Birds are great. I can hear the 80s influence, with some A-ha sprinkled in because we know they're A-ha fans. I just want to hear that classic Jonny Buckland guitar hook and solo... hopefully he's in there somewhere.
    8 points
  41. If there is indeed 12 songs like one of the theories based on symbols suggests I really hope that none of them are short interludes. I don’t mind a good interlude, but if they’re going to be really short I’d rather it be tacked on to a song like with Oceans or UFO. I’m all for longer ones having their own track if you count Kaleidoscope and Bani Adam. I do love Mylo and Hopeful transmission but IMO they should have just been the intros to their respective songs on one track. Could have still been titled ‘Mylo Xyloto/Hurts Like Heaven’
    8 points
  42. Credits to the Coldplayers scientists who managed to crack the codes 😁
    8 points
  43. 8 points


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