Coldplay tends to be one of those bands that futzes around with a new album for months and months, often blowing through label-imposed deadlines. This time, though, they seem to be on some kind of creative roll. Either that or they’ve been pressured to get something, anything out in a year where sales are in free-fall.
Last week, they issued a video for a song called “Midnight” with zero fanfare. Today, a new track entitled “Magic” was posted along with the news that it’s from an album called Ghost Stories which is set for release on May 19. It’s not quite a Bowie-and-Beyonce level of surprise, but few people were expecting anything from Coldplay this soon.
Between this record and whatever U2 has up their sleeve, the late spring/early summer could end up being rather interesting after all.
Here’s the tracklisting for Ghost Stories:
1. Always in My Head
2. Magic (Apparently the first official single)
4. True Love
5. Midnight (I really like this track.)
6. Another’s Arms
8. A Sky Full of Stars