Coldplay's new single Higher Power has premiered in space

Virgin Radio

7 May 2021, 13:07

Humble brag for Coldplay: their new single Higher Power has been played for the first time ever in the International Space Station thanks to soft rock fan and French astronaut Thomas Pesquet of the European Space Agency.

Chris Martin, Guy Berryman, Jonny Buckland and Will Champion teamed up with the French astronaut Thomas for the out-of-this-world premiere on the ISS which beamed back to little old Earth via satellite.

In a video shared on YouTube, frontman Chris tells the mission commander in space: “Right now, we can’t really play for anybody on earth, so we thought we’d just play for you.

“The song is about trying to find the astronaut in all of us,” he added. “The person that can do amazing things.”

The space-inspired single is from Coldplay’s eagerly-awaited ninth studio album - although the name hasn't been announced yet.

The band recently told fans on Twitter that the song had 'arrived on a little keyboard and a bathroom sink at the start of 2020'.

Catch them performing at the Brit Awards on Tuesday and at Glastonbury's Live At Worthy Farm livestream on 22 May.