Coldplay have been mysteriously unrolling the news that their next and possibly final album, A Head Full Of Dreams, would be released by the end of this year. Now the band has announced its official release, along with the official audio of their new space age pop single "Adventure Of A Lifetime" for your streaming pleasure.
The band first unrolled the release date, which is slated for Dec. 4, via cryptic ads posted in the London Underground with an interlocking symbol that fans were able to match with the design seen on frontman Chris Martin's shirt during their recent Global Citizen Festival set.
Since then, the artwork has been confirmed to reveal that same symbol in a press release.
Following an album teaser that had a 10-second clip of the new song "Adventure of a Lifetime," which lead fans to assume a more psychedelic musical direction from the band. The new single does indeed have its psychedelic aspects, but is more comparable to the type of lounge music you would hear in a high-end club.
The new album was recorded in Malibu, Los Angeles and London, and produced by a pair of Norwegian duo Stargate and RikSimpson, will be released on Dec. 4 via Parlophone/Atlantic. It will feature unlikely collaborations with Beyonce, Tove Lo, Merry Clayton, as well as Oasis' Noel Gallagher. The seventh studio album will also include the more mellow track "Amazing Day," which the band debuted at this year's Global Citizen Festival in New York City. You can now pre-order the new LP via the band's official website.
A Head Full Of Dreams Tracklisting:
01. A Head Full Of Dreams
03. Hymn For The Weekend
05. Adventure Of A Lifetime
08. Army Of One
09. Amazing Day
10. Colour Spectrum
During a recent interview with Zane Lowe on BBC Radio 1 (before the host moved on to Apple Music's Beats 1), Martin hinted that the record could unfortunately be the band's last. "It's our seventh thing, and the way we look at it, it's like the last Harry Potter book or something like that. Not to say that there might not be another thing one day, but this is the completion of something... I have to think of it as the final thing we're doing. Otherwise we wouldn't put everything into it."