Stop what you're doing: there's a new Coldplay song

Coldplay

Ahead of their South By Southwest performance next month, the band have launched new track Midnight on their website

Fans of indie, vocoders and heat sensor videos, stop what you’re doing, reconsider your hobbies and listen up: Coldplay have unveiled the video for a brand-new single.

Posting Midnight on their official website today, the Blair Witch-alike video was directed by Mary Wigmore and is their first proper single since the Hunger Games soundtracking Atlas.

The song’s ambience and ghostliness is certainly very contemporary sounding, but as a dedicated Coldplay fan this isn’t entirely what I was after from their new material. While enterally supportive of their progression, I would rather Coldplay released something that sounded a little more like it was recorded in 2001, possibly round someone’s dad’s garage and potentially while wearing really faded vintage sports t-shirts. Or at the very least, just give me some distinguishable lyrics.

Coldplay going to be performing at this year’s South By Southwest in Austin, Texas on the first night of iTunes Festival. The band are currently said to be working on their sixth studio album, the follow up to Mylo Xyloto.

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