Coldplay have released their first Spotify Singles recording today (February 23) – you can listen to them below.
Side A of the two-track release is a stripped-back version of the band’s current single ‘Let Somebody Go’ with Selena Gomez.
Side B isa synth-filled cover of Kid Cudi’s 2018 hit, ‘Day ‘N’ Night’.
You can listen to both songs here:
Speaking about the release, frontman Chris Martin said: “I have always loved Selena’s voice and when ‘Let Somebody Go’ arrived it felt like she was the only person to sing it with. I’m so happy she said ‘yes’. She is wonderful to work with and the kind of artist whose work sounds even better after you get to meet them.”
He continued: “Day ‘N’ Nite – I loved when it came out, and I still love love love it.”
“This is the first time I think that we’ve really taken proper time to record a cover, because in my head I could hear a version of it quite different from the original, that hopefully just reinforces what a brilliant song it is. One way or another I hope that anyone listening will just think, ‘Wow, Kid Cudi is amazing.'”
Recently, Coldplay said that one of their final albums will be the soundtrack to a musical film that Theban are creating.
Martin confirmed the news in a recent interview while discussing the band’s plans to release three more albums before bowing out in 2025.
He told ‘The Ellen DeGeneres Show‘ in January that he and his bandmates are grateful to be able to do “what feels right to us”.
When DeGeneres mentioned the musical and its soundtrack, Martin joked that it was called ‘East Side Story’ before confirming that the band envisage it as a musical film rather than a stage show.
He added that – while 2025 will be the last time new music will be released by Coldplay – he thinks they will continue to tour. “We’ll always be together as a group of musicians and friends, but I think the story of our albums ends then. Like ‘Harry Potter’ finishes at a certain point,” he said.
“That’s what we decided to do. That’s why our music changes a bit. Sometimes we lose people and we get other people in. But, really, it’s become so fun since we just had the privilege of following what feels correct. Everybody should do it.”