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Coldplay Dance on the Ceiling in the New Video for “Orphans”

Everyday Life Due Out November 22 via Parlophone/Atlantic

Oct 25, 2019
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Coldplay are releasing a new album, Everyday Life, on November 22 via Parlophone/Atlantic. Yesterday they shared its first two singles: "Orphans" and "Arabesque." Now, as promised yesterday, they have shared a video for "Orphans." Mat Whitecross directed the video, which starts simply with frontman Chris Martin performing the song acoustically on some city steps but increasingly gets more elaborate, including some "Dancing on the Ceiling" moments. The opening sections the video also change up the sound of the song as compared to the studio version. Watch it below.

The album was announced via postcards sent to fans and has been touted as an experimental double album, with one side titled "Sunrise" and the other "Sunset." "Orphans" is a bit Coldplay-by-numbers, but "Arabesque" is much more interesting. It's nearly six minutes long and has an Afrobeat vibe, which makes sense considering Fela Kuti and is band contribute horns to it (it also features Stromae). If the rest of the album sounds more like "Arabesque" than "Orphans" then it could turn out to be experimental by Coldplay standards. We'll have to wait and see.

The Dream Team produced both songs. Everyday Life is 53 minutes long and will be released on CD, vinyl, cassette, and digital formats by Parlophone/Atlantic. There will also be two U.S.-only vinyl versions released by Third Man, one on standard black and a limited edition gold version. "Orphans" and "Arabesque" are also available now on a seven-inch single via Third Man. Coldplay will be performing on Saturday Night Live for the sixth time on November 2. The album's cover art is "based around a 1919 photo of guitarist Jonny Buckland's great-grandfather's band." 

Coldplay released their last album, their seventh, A Head Full of Dreams, back in December 2015 via Parlophone/Atlantic and released a follow-up EP, Kaleidoscope EP, in July 2017, also via Parlophone/Atlantic.

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