Coldplay have released their new single "Higher Power" and it's out of this world...literally.
The alternative rock group linked up with the International Space Station on Friday (May 7) to chat with French ESA astronaut Thomas Pesquet about life in space. They shared a recorded outdoor performance of "Higher Power," featuring dancing alien holograms. Pesquet then played the song on board the space station.
"Right now we aren't able to play for anybody on Earth, so we thought we'd just play for you," lead singer Chris Martin said to Pesquet during their chat. "It's like our one-man concert."
Chris Martin was not just referring to the pandemic in his statement. In 2019, Coldplay announced they would no longer be touring due to the environmental impact of doing so.
The band teased "Higher Power" last week, calling its renowned producer, Max Martin, “a true wonder of the universe.” Coldplay worked on the track early last year.
In other news, Coldplay will open next week's BRIT Awards with a performance of "Higher Power" on the River Thames near the O2 Arena in London. They will also perform at Glastonbury's livestream concert on May 22 after the in-person event was cancelled again due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Watch the video for "Higher Power" below.
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Article Image: Coldplay performing in the Netherlands. (benhoudijk via DepositPhotos.)