Coldplay released their brand new track, a piano ballad on Thursday, coinciding the surprise new music with the frontman Chris Martin's 40th birthday. 'Hypnotised', which has been described as a "new non-single song" by the band, is the first track off an EP entitled Kaleidoscope announced for June 2.
'Hypnotised' begins with dream-like chimes and piano with hints of Sigur Ros before it takes a turn into a more traditional rock ballad. The dreamlike ballad will feature on the upcoming "Kaleidoscope EP" together with the group's hit collaboration with The Chainsmokers, Something Just Like This - and three other yet-to-be released songs.
The song is paired with visuals of ocean waves, green mountains, and animals giving a refreshing and serene tone to the listeners. In the song, Chris Martin confesses he's "never gonna be a saint" but finds renewal through love.
In a statement, Coldplay described the EP as a "sister release" to the band's last album A Head Full Of Dreams that featured a song called Kaleidoscope.
The four-member British band has enjoyed worldwide success since its debut album Parachutes in 2000. Coldplay's previous album, A Head Full of Dreams, released in 2015 and it achieved double platinum status in the UK selling over four million copies so far. The band has gone on a marathon global tour for A Head Full Of Dreams.
An Asian leg is scheduled to open on March 31 in Singapore before second rounds through Europe and North America. Meanwhile, Coldplay will also headline a new Global Citizen festival in Hamburg on July 6 to press leaders of the Group of 20 major economies to work to end extreme poverty in the developing world.