Everyday Life is the first double-album from Coldplay since the group’s formation, and it finds Chris Martin and his band mates Will Champion, Jonny Buckland and Guy Berryman aiming high yet again.
Throughout their history, Coldplay have possessed a sense of importance and “epicness” with their music, whether in song structure, lyrical themes or both, and the new record is no exception. It ends on a sweeping anthem titled “Everyday Life,” which includes Martin’s refrain of
‘Cause everyone hurts
Everyone tells each other all kinds of lies
Everybody dreams and doubts
Got to keep dancing when the lights go out
On Monday, Coldplay premiered a video for the song, and it’s fittingly grandiose in scale. Featuring Coldplay performing on the beach as the tie rolls in, the clip — directed by Karena Evans — was filmed in parts of Morocco, Ukraine and South Africa.
Watch the clip below:
The song captures the spirit of the album, a cry for unity and cohesion in our troubled times.
Even beyond the socially conscious aims of Everyday Life, Coldplay have also released one of their strongest collections of songs to date. It’s a vastly different experience than 2015’s A Head Full of Dreams or 2011’s Mylo Xyloto (which was also a concept album, of sorts, with a futuristic bent), and one fans will likely want to come back to again and again.
Stream the record below, via Spotify: