Coldplay "spoil" their new single

Coldplay “spoil” their new single

A 20-second snippet of music was posted today on the Instagram account of Coldplay, with a simple caption that reads: “First Time.” It would be the band's first new material since 2021's “Music Of The Spheres”.

The video shows frontman Chris Martin standing in front of the Pacific Park amusement park in Santa Monica, California, with the Ferris wheel rotating with dazzling lights behind him, while people pass by behind him

Although the footage is sped up, Martin appears to sing the lyrics in real time. “I feel like I'm falling in love / You're throwing me a lifeline / Oh, now for the first time / I know we're not alone,” he sings, over a constructed arrangement by the band.

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In January 2023, Coldplay announced that an album titled “Moon Music” was almost finished. At the time they described it as “the second volume of 'Music Of The Spheres'” but added that “it won't be out for a while.”

Coldplay have previously suggested that they would stop releasing albums in 2025. In 2021, in an interview with Jo Whiley, they stated that they had reached the end of their period of writing new material.

“Well, I know I can say this: our last proper record will come out in 2025 and after then I think we'll just tour,” Martin said at the time. “Maybe we'll do some collaborations, but Coldplay's catalog, so to speak, will end at that point.”

Martin also reiterated intentions with NME in 2021, when he spoke about how “intense” it could be to continue releasing new material.

“We're going to make 12 albums. Because it's very demanding to dedicate everything to making them. I like it and it's fantastic, but it's also very intense,” he said. “I feel like because I know the challenge is over, making this music doesn't feel difficult, it feels like it's like, 'This is what we should do.'”

He then added: “I don't think we're going to do that. I know that's what we're going to do in terms of a studio album.”

The band are preparing to headline Glastonbury Festival later this month, when they will become the first act ever to hit the Pyramid Stage five times, following slots in 2002, 2005, 2011 and 2016.

Other headliners this year include SZA and Dua Lipa; the full line-up and stage times will be announced next week.

Last week, Coldplay shared an update on the sustainability initiatives implemented during their “Music Of The Spheres” tour. They said the tour generated 59% less CO2 emissions than previous stadium tours in 2016 and 2017, beating their target of 50%. (Read here)

It was also revealed that, thanks to the success of the live shows, 7 million trees have been planted around the world. This is thanks to the band's promise to plant a tree for every person who attends the tour. (Read here)