Coldplay has officially announced their ninth studio album, ‘Music of the Spheres’. The 12-track phenomenon, produced by pop hitmaker Max Martin, landed on 15 October 2021.
“Coldplay’s last album, 2019’s ‘Everyday Life’, was their only one in the last 20 years not to go multi-platinum,” said The Guardian.
Fear that their place at the top might be slipping after 20 years has rattled the band. In contrast to their previous albums, ‘Music of the Spheres’ arrived with an all-guns-blazing promotional campaign – its eco-space race.
Everything about the album will be based on being environmental friendly-from the song’s meaning to their 2022 tour bus.
The album is set in a fictional planetary system called ‘The Spheres’, which consists of nine planets, three natural satellites, one star and a nearby nebula.
Each track on the album represents a celestial body from ‘The Spheres’.
Along with this, on 14 October 2021, a day before the release of Music of the Spheres, Coldplay officially announced their Music of the Spheres World Tour in 2022 to promote the album.
The band had not toured for their previous album, ‘Everyday Life’, as they had decided to pause touring until they could work out how to ensure that it would be environmentally friendly.
It was also heavily inspired by the billionaire space race, where just a few days ago, Star Trek actor William Shatner known for his role as Captain Kirk, blasted into space under Amazon’s CEO – Jeff Bezo’s Blue Origin project.
However, the band wanted to release the album in an event marked out of this world.
The audience will be inside the custom-built installation, which features ‘The Spheres’, the distant solar system where each of the twelve tracks is twinned with a different planet- almost like stepping inside a virtual reality.
“The Atmospheres” will find a worldwide audience, coming to New York as well as London, Tokyo, and Berlin. These big cities will bring fans to redesigned exhibits of the alien worlds Coldplay has created.
In an interview with EW, the lead singer of the band, Chris Martin said:
“The idea was to start imagining ourselves as other bands from across the universe. We were trying to zoom out a little bit and use the universe and the cosmos as a metaphor for the difficulties and wonderfulness of life on Earth.”
The jaw-dropping environment will be soundtracked with the highlight album ‘People of the Pride’, mixed in Dolby Atmos to better exhibit the exclusive 360 visuals.
“There’s potentially an infinite amount of variations of life, and we thought, what would it be like if our music happened to evolve on a different planet?” – Chris Martin