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.
Coldplay will then tour extensively in 2016 in support of A Head Full Of Dreams. The band have already announced a run of stadium shows in Latin America and Europe (including four nights at London’s Wembley Stadium). Yesterday, they also confirmed dates for their first ever U.S. stadium tour, with tickets on sale on Friday, 5 February.