‘Final’ album of Coldplay reveal

‘Final’ album of Coldplay reveal


Coldplay have revealed their seventh album, A Head Full of Dreams, is going to be released on 4 December.

The upbeat, summery first single, Adventure Of A Lifetime. Premiered on Friday on 2 and BBC Radio 1.

Speaking to breakfast show host Nick Grimshaw, hints dropped about a headline appearance.

“We’d want to do it. That is our spiritual home, as a group,” said Martin.

“Perhaps we should have called ahead and asked them,” Martin joked.

All of Coldplay’s previous albums have reached number one in the United Kingdom.

The band went straight back in the studio after its launch to record the follow-up, which Martin described as “a more colourful, more delighted kind of thing”.

“It is the sound of us being free and happy and very grateful to be in our group.”

Martin said the record had been “handed in” three weeks ago, following the band set themselves a deadline of completing it before the end of the entire year.

“It gradually moved later and later – but Beyonce came in relatively on time,” Chris said.

“Themselves’d still be working on it if somebody said we could be,” joked drummer Will Champion.

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The band are also planning to tour “early next year”, after just playing a handful of low key shows to market Ghost Stories.

This past year, speaking to the BBC, Martin suggested the brand new record could be the swansong of Coldplay.

“It is our seventh thing, along with the way we look at it, it is like the last Harry Potter book or something like this,” Chris told Zane Lowe.

“Not to convey that there might not be another thing one day, but this really is the completion of something.
“I have to think of it as the last thing we are doing. Otherwise we wouldn’t place everything into it.”