Coldplay likened their seven-albums-and-out retirement plan to J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter arc, and just like Rowling, they’re not actually ending it at all. On Thursday, the English rock heroes set a June 2 release date for their Kaleidoscope EP, which was announced in November.
The release will feature today’s new song, “Hypnotised,” as well as the new Chainsmokers collaboration “Something Just Like This.” Rolling Stone notes that one broke YouTube’s 24-hour streaming record by notching 9 million views.
Stream Coldplay's gorgeous, six-minute “Hypnotise,” British spelling an all, above. Chris Martin said on social media that it’s a “non-single” set to a film created by Mary Wigmore.
The Kaleidoscope EP runs five songs, which isn't a paltry number, being just less than half of A Head Full of Dreams and more than half of Ghost Stories’ total. The tracklist:
1. "All I Can Think About Is You"
2. "Something Just Like This"
3. "Miracles 2"
4. "A L I E N S"
We’re assuming “Miracles 2” is a sequel or rework to the song Coldplay wrote for Angelina Jolie’s 2014 film Unbroken.
Watch Chris Martin reflect on collaborating with Rihanna: