Coldplay Dances with Alien Holograms in “Higher Power” Video, a Soaring New Song Produced by Max Martin


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Chris Martin and Coldplay shared a new song this week called “Higher Power” — and it’s an uplifting blast of undeniably catchy and danceable synth-pop from the English band known for its soaring anthems of positive and life-affirming messaging.

In fact, Coldplay does dance in the music video accompanying the song premiere … with computer-generated holograms of aliens in front of some storage containers in a rainy parking lot. The video was shared on Thursday:

“Higher Power” is a standalone single that was produced by pop music legend Max Martin. It’s believed to be a preview of the band’s forthcoming ninth studio album, which, when released, will be the follow-up to Everyday Life, which was released in November 2019 and packed quite an emotional tone into its 16 songs.

When Coldplay first announced the track on Twitter last week, the band referred to the song as having “arrived on a little keyboard and a bathroom sink at the start of 2020,” before characterizing Martin as “a true wonder of the universe.”

In typically grandiose Coldplay fashion, the first viewing of “Higher Power” was gifted to French ESA astronaut Thomas Pesquet, who is currently on board the International Space Station and was the first to lay eyes (and ears) on the track.

Coldplay will perform “Higher Power” on American Idol this Sunday, May 9, as well as at the BRIT Awards on Tuesday, May 11. The band will also perform a set for Glastonbury’s Live At Worthy Farm global livestream on May 22.


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