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Wednesday, 3 February 2016
Coldplay prepare to conquer the world with their new single, Hymn For The Weekend
Coldplay have announced that the second single from their
acclaimed new album, A Head Full Of Dreams, will be the rocket-powered Hymn For
The Weekend. The single’s video premiered today and features a guest appearance
from Beyoncé (who adds dream-like vocals to the track). The vibrant, colourful
video was filmed on location in Mumbai and directed by Ben Mor. It also
features a cameo from Bollywood superstar Sonam Kapoor. A Head Full Of Dreams
is Coldplay’s seventh album. Since its December release, the album has reached
Number One on iTunes in more than 90 countries and sold over 3 million copies.
It has also helped Coldplay to their current position as Spotify’s
most-streamed band in the world. Hymn For The Weekend is the follow-up to the
album’s first single, Adventure Of A Lifetime, which became Coldplay’s 21st UK
Top 40 hit, staying in the Top 10 for six weeks and topping the UK radio
airplay charts. Earlier this month, it was announced that Coldplay have been
nominated for Best British Album and Best British Group at the 2016 BRITs,
where they will also perform. This takes their career total to 23 BRITs
nominations (more than any other band). They have also been confirmed as the
recipients of the Godlike Genius award at the 2016 NME Awards. On Sunday, 7
February, the band will headline the prestigious Pepsi Super Bowl 50 Halftime
Show in Santa Clara, California, watched by an estimated worldwide TV audience
of more than 160 million.