Coldplay announce “final” album A Head Full of Dreams

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Coldplay

December 4 2014

Coldplay is just seven months removed from the release of its sixth studio album, Ghost Stories, but already the band is in the studio working on No. 7. Not only that, but Chris Martin already has a title for the LP, which he revealed during an interview with BBC Radio 1 on Thursday.

The new album will be called A Head Full of Dreams and Martin considers it the band’s final chapter. He explained to Zane Lowe, “We are right in the middle of [recording] … It’s our seventh thing and the way we look at it it’s like the last Harry Potter book. That’s not to say there won’t be another thing one day, but this is the completion of something. It was great to go from Ghost Stories right back into the studio. Now, we’re making things that sound different. It’s a very fun time to be in our band.”

“I have to think of it as the final thing we’re doing, otherwise we wouldn’t put everything into it,” he continued.

Martin added that the band does plan to tour behind A Head Full of Dreams, something they did not do for Ghost Stories.

Listen to Martin’s full interview below. The part about the new album begins at the 3:15 mark.

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Magic has topped the Zane Lowe’s hottest songs of the year charts and Chris Martin comments on it. Furthermore, he reveals the title of the upcoming album “A head full of dreams”.

CHVRCHES contribute new song “Get Away” to reworking of Drive soundtrack – listen

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CHVRCHES have been touring relentlessly in support of their 2013 debut album, The Bones of What You Believe. Despite their arduous schedule, the Scottish synthpop trio have still found time to write new material: They debuted a track — titled either “Richard Pryor”, “Gene” Wilder”, or “Eddie Murphy” — during their performance at Austin City Limits earlier this month. Today, meanwhile, they’ve unveiled another new composition, “Get Away”, which is part of a forthcoming reworking of the 2011 soundtrack to Drive.

Part of a project curated by BBC Radio 1’s Zane Lowe — which has received approval from the film’s director, Nicolas Winding Refn — “Get Away” will join other new, original music contributions from acts like SBTRKT, Foals, Jon Hopkins, Banks, Laura Mvula, and more. The film and its new score will air on BBC 3 on Thursday, October 30th at 10 p.m. GMT.

Speaking to Lowe, CHVRCHES’s frontwoman Lauren Mayberry said of the song, “We were really excited because musically, the kind of music in the original score fits in with what we are doing.” Featuring a vibrant synth backbone and an undulating vocal sample, “Get Away” rivals any of the band’s previous releases with an affecting chorus and darkly-shaded but still infectious atmosphere. It captures the hazy moodiness of the original soundtrack, feeling like a distant cousin to Chromatics’ original contribution, “Tick of the Clock”.

Listen to “Get Away” and watch a trailer for Radio 1 Rescores: Drive – Curated by Zane Lowe below.