Coldplay‘s Chris Martin has said that his band’s new album is “the sound of us being free and happy”.
The band announced details of seventh album ‘A Head Full Of Dreams’ today, sharing disco-inspired new single ‘Adventure Of A Lifetime’ in the process.
Speaking to Nick Grimshaw on BBC Radio 1, Martin described the new album as “a more colourful, more joyful sort of thing” as opposed to last year’s ‘Ghost Stories’.
“It’s the sound of us being free and happy and very grateful to be in our group,” he continued.
The singer also revealed that the record had only been “handed in” to the record label three weeks ago. Explaining the delay, he added: “It gradually moved later and later – but we came in relatively on time”.
“We’d still be working on it if somebody said we could be,” added drummer Will Champion.
‘A Head Full Of Dreams’ will be released on December 4 via Parlophone/Atlantic and features unlikely guest cameos from Beyonce, Noel Gallagher and Tove Lo.
Speaking about the new album previously to Zane Lowe, frontman Chris Martin hinted that the record could be the band’s last, saying: “It’s our seventh thing, and the way we look at it, it’s like the last Harry Potter book or something like that. Not to say that there might not be another thing one day, but this is the completion of something… I have to think of it as the final thing we’re doing. Otherwise we wouldn’t put everything into it.”
Listen to ‘Adventure Of A Lifetime’ below.
The album’s artwork and tracklisting:
‘A Head Full Of Dreams’
‘Hymn For The Weekend’
‘Adventure Of A Lifetime’
‘Army Of One’
Coldplay recently played new song ‘Amazing Day’ – which will feature on the LP – at Global Citizen Festival. See footage of that performance below.