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📡 HIGHER POWER MUSIC VIDEO OUT JUNE 8 📡

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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
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  2. 10 minutes! I just want to reiterate that it is great to share the start of a new era here at Coldplaying! I feel grateful that many many years ago I became a fan of this band that has given us so much and will continue to do so!
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  3. 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
    16 points
  4. 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 🤔
    16 points
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. new picture of the band! photo by Dave Meyers and art direction Pilar Zeta
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  9. Alright, the hype train has officially left London Blackfriars station. We will be calling at baseless speculation, taking minor details too seriously, looking into things more than needed, and disappointment, where the train will divide. The front 25 members will call at eagerly waiting for the album to release, taking a day off work, and posting about the album as soon as it's released. The rear 25 members will calm down, calmly wait for the album and perhaps put a reminder on their phones. Please make sure you a travelling in the correct part of the train. The next station is baseless specu
    15 points
  10. Funny to see people compare Higher Power with songs like Birds or Hurts Like Heaven, because those songs are actually very different to be completely honest here. The only thing that this song does have in common is the rhythm maybe. It's around the same tempo as HLH (Birds is much faster). But there are no clear similarities. HP has a different feel to it. Birds is a fast (nearly semi-acoustic) song with a prominent role for the electric guitar. The very upbeat Hurts Like Heaven has got a lot of guitar(riffs) too but it's got a more electronic sound to it. While higher Power sounds like
    14 points
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. Could Kaotica be the first sphere of the Music of the Spheres?
    14 points
  15. After almost 10 years I logged back into Coldplaying 🙂 So much has changed in my life! But I am still excited for the new release!
    14 points
  16. Oh wow. Chris played a snippet of a new song during a conference thing on Clubhouse. In the full interview, he asks for it to not be recorded and that it will be out sometime potentially. We should all just disregard the first part... LYRICS: "We had a kind of love- I thought would never end Oh my lover, oh my lover, oh my friend Talked around in circles and talked around again I loved you to the moon and back again" (lyrics from cp discord server) ChrisMartin_New_Track_CH.mp3
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  17. For those who missed 🙃 https://drive.google.com/file/d/1HUizz1sdstA5KC674bIMrf-83wJpO-B6/view?usp=sharing UPD: added chapters and cover — https://drive.google.com/file/d/1w8d4ywj9GZqedDRGKHh3AJ7bVFfV89H1/view?usp=sharing
    14 points
  18. "A melodic orbit in three parts" I wonder what that could mean... perhaps the album is divided into three groups of three or four songs, each.
    13 points
  19. At this point I'm not sure what to think of the song tbh. I like some parts of it, like the intro and the Eastern Asian vibes and background chants - more of that influence on the album, please! But other parts were too generic for my liking. I don't get why everyone loves the bridge. The repetitive lyrics in the bridge ("You've got - a higher - yeah you've got" etc.) were the worst of the entire song. Then Jonny's guitar was missing in my opinion. SJLT was saved by Jonny's great riff for me, this song has none at all... The last part/outro was good but could have used some more power (no pun
    13 points
  20. 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
  21. I still think the album is Music of the Spheres and Higher Power is just the name of the first single. They might be doing something like Every Teardrop Is A Waterfall in 2011 and releasing a Higher Power EP with a few new songs before the full album is ready to go. But I doubt that's the case. This is a big teaser campaign and they usually only do this kind of thing when the first single of the upcoming album is about to drop.
    13 points
  22. Twitter user @upwdbfly has a theory about the transmission in Portuguese and I think that's the one! Can't access the original tweet but they found that the transmission numbers sequence corresponds more or less to the Yellow ink color chart: So that transmission is definitely a reference to Yellow, I think. As per other transmissions that may be about Coldplay members/partners, this suggests that the references may not only be new songs but old ones as well!
    13 points
  23. I'm actually like wtf??? after hearing this live. Some of the guitar sound in live performance of this song is the most interesting sound ever from Jonny. I imagined there would be much more guitar, but couldn't imagine sounds like that. And look at that energy in this performance! Last time I remember getting that kind of reaction from hearing Charlie Brown live for the first time.
    12 points
  24. By the way, Higher Power is ''just the single'' after all. There will certainly be more interesting and maybe more guitar driven songs that could surprise us on the next Coldplay record. Higher Power is definitely not a generic pop song. It's more of an experimental song with pop-rock feel to it. It sounds as if they are trying to experiment with different styles of music (Asian influence, 80s etc) which is really nice. It's not their best song ever but that doesn't mean it isn't a good song. Higher Power is a good song and a really great single! I love the atmosphere of the whole thing.
    12 points
  25. 12 points
  26. The song is already growing on me after just a few more listens on repeat. It's not perfect but it's one of Coldplay's better "pop moments" of the last decade or so. And just because this one is clearly aiming to be a massive hit, doesn't mean the entire album is going to sound just like it. We might get spacey songs that are more along the lines of X&Y, kind of like the ethereal sounds of Moving To Mars and All I Can Think About Is You. Maybe even something like ALIENS or Hypnotised. So I'm still hyped for what's next. This is an exciting time.
    12 points
  27. Having listened a few times, I would bet that this is the album opener (and if not, it is preceded by a short track like Sunrise/Church). All about it screams that this is beginning something, setting up the atmosphere for the rest of the album. Now for the song, it feels so different to me. I can hear the HLH and Birds influences on it, yet it feels so different from those two. I think is the chorus and that small synth noise on the back giving it a 'space' feeling different from X&Y, and different from the colorful Mylo Xyloto and dreamy AHFOD. Like you're on a journey through
    12 points
  28. 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
  29. I mean let's face it, in terms of poppy Coldplay I think Max Martin is light years ahead from how Stargate massacred AHFOD....
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  30. 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
  31. Congrats @Ex&Why @hamblingreen and @clark595 for winning a copy of the Higher Power CD single! Check your DM's folks
    12 points
  32. The band have done about 8351324 interviews the past few days and more will follow, and as a result many people including myself have completely lost track. So I've done my best to compile a handy overview with links to every interview. I'll try to update this post when new interviews pop up or are uploaded on this site. If you've found an interview that's not in the list yet, post the link(s) in this thread and I'll add them! It looks like there's 1 exclusive interview for every country in Europe for example, and so far I've only come across Belgium, Czechia, Finland and a snippet of a G
    11 points
  33. Very interesting. I counted 11 planets(with the infinite symbol). Maybe we can look forward to 10 more songs? Higher power sounds great live.
    11 points
  34. I'm so happy that you love it, but...in years? Where have you been during Everyday Life 😛
    11 points
  35. Looks like if they were staring at an UFO about to abduct them.
    11 points
  36. 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
  37. Here's to hoping that almost decade later my username won't be an obscure reference. #releasecarkids Don't let me down, alien radio.
    11 points
  38. I’m from Chile and I’m watching the match! The alienradio graphics have appeared several times now. This is the most important match of the year here, so there are millions watching the tv right now. Great campaign 😄
    11 points
  39. It never cease to amaze me how creatives we are when we're waiting for a new release or material lol
    11 points
  40. - Separating this post into two because it got hidden for some reason PIECING (POSSIBLE) CLUES TO MUSIC OF THE SPHERES I've been putting this together for about a few hours now, and though it may not be concrete evidence, may just be apophenia and may or may not even be a cohesive theory, I think this would serve as a good foundation for some theories. Let's start in chronological order: 20 September 2009 - Coldplay feature in a documentary on the South Bank Show, promoting their album Viva La Vida or Death and All His Friends, and in a section of the documentary they talk abou
    11 points
  41. I don't know what to expect to be honest but I truly think we are getting an album or a side project of re-worked and previously unreleased material. With Chris mentioning UATW and UFO along with the recent trademarks, I don't think it's too unreasonable. As stated in this thread, just because they can't tour currently, doesn't mean they won't release an album. However I don't think they will release a mainstream album and then tour it 1-3 years later. Just doesn't make sense to me. I think they are going to give us new/remastered music to tide us over until LP10 (also a nice number to start f
    11 points


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