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Coldplay Announce Details For 10th Studio Album, ‘Moon Music’

Coldplay announced the release date for their 10th studio album on Monday morning (June 17). Produced by Max Martin, Moon Music will arrive Oct. 4, and is led-off by LP’s first single, “feelslikeimfallinginlove,” which, as previously reported, drops this Friday (June 21).

Chris Martin and the band gave fans a taste of things to come at Budapest’s Puskás Aréna on Sunday night (June 16), where they performed the new song in full. Earlier, the group shared a snippet of the euphoric new number on their socials, along with artwork that features the face of a waning planet with a colorful corona erupting from its surface.

On it, Martin sings: “It feels like I’m falling in love/ You’re throwing me a lifeline/ Oh, not for the first time/ I know I’m not alone.”

In line with the foursome’s long-standing eco-ethics, Coldplay has “gone to great lengths” to make the physical release of Moon Music “as sustainable as possible,” according to a statement.

Each 140g LP will contain some nine recycled PET-plastic bottles recovered from post-consumer waste, and the CD version are said be the “world’s first” to be released on EcoCD, created from 90% recycled polycarbonate, also sourced from post-consumer waste.

The first edition of Moon Music (EcoRecord rPET LP and EcoCD) will be available in limited-edition, individually-numbered runs and produced at a “higher specification” than future cuts, reads a statement.

Moon Music is a continuation to Coldplay’s most recent release, the Max Martin-produced 2021 effort Music Of The Spheres, which opened at No. 1 in the U.K. and Australia, and No. 4 on the Billboard 200. The single “My Universe” with BTS hit No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.

Martin has been teasing the new record for 18 months, at least. Back in January of 2023, he told the Toronto City News that the band was nearing completion of what he then promised was the second LP in the Music of the Spheres series. He remarked “that won’t come out for a bit,” though he teased that the band “might” start rolling out some of the new songs live that year.

Coldplay’s current global trek is in support of Spheres, kicking off on March 18, 2022 in Costa Rica. The years-long tour is currently slated to wrap up with the second of two shows in Eden Park in Auckland, New Zealand on Nov. 16.

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