Coldplay have returned with a new video for their latest single, ‘Higher Power’.
Produced by pop mastermind Max Martin, ‘Higher Power’ first debuted quite literally out of this world through a collaboration with the International Space Station (ISS), French astronaut Thomas Pesquet, and South Korean dance group Ambiguous Dance Company.
Coldplay recorded an outdoor performance that features dancing hologram figures from the Ambiguous Dance Company. The band then sent it to Pesquet, who played the video while on board the ISS.
The single, which first premiered on 7 May, is Coldplay’s newest release since last year’s Apple Music-exclusive Coldplay: Reimagined EP. According to the band, ‘Higher Power’ was written at the start of 2020, and “arrived on a little keyboard and a bathroom sink.”
Higher Power is a song that arrived on a little keyboard and a bathroom sink at the start of 2020. It was produced by Max Martin who is a true wonder of the universe. It’s out on Friday 7 May.— Coldplay (@coldplay) April 29, 2021
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“Right now we aren’t able to play for anybody on Earth, so we thought we’d just play for you," lead singer Chris Martin told Pesquet during a livestream chat for the single’s release. “It’s like our one-man concert.”
.@esa's @Thom_astro drops @coldplay's latest single #HigherPower FROM SPACE during his #MissionAlpha!— ESA (@esa) May 7, 2021
🎥 Watch the full chat with Thomas and the band 👉https://t.co/eGS7S0AHsR
🎧 Listen to Thomas's @spotify playlist here 👉 https://t.co/bJxylLCaOY #SpaceCare pic.twitter.com/enMCPfG2qq
Coldplay last released their eighth studio album Everyday Life in 2019, which comprised the double single ‘Orphans / Arabesque’, ‘Everyday Life’, and ‘Champion of the World’. The band is slated to open for the BRIT Awards next week, and will be headlining Glastonbury’s online concert Live At Worthy Farm on 22 May.