Coldplay’s new single, Higher Power, is out today (Friday, 7 May) via Parlophone / Atlantic. The Max Martin-produced song is available to stream/download everywhere now.
To celebrate Higher Power’s release, the band linked up for an extraterrestrial video chat with French ESA astronaut Thomas Pesquet, who is currently onboard the International Space Station.
A specially-recorded performance of Higher Power - featuring dancing alien holograms - was beamed up to Pesquet, who gave the track its very first play onboard the ISS.
The song’s premiere followed a conversation that took in similarities between life on tour and life on the ISS; the fragility of planet earth; and whether Pesquet has spotted any aliens.
Watch the band’s conversation with Pesquet - BELOW:
Coldplay will perform Higher Power on American Idol on Sunday (9 May) and at the BRIT Awards on Tuesday (11 May). The band will also perform a set for Glastonbury’s Live At Worthy Farm global livestream on 22 May.
Watch the Higher Power Extraterrestrial Transmission video - BELOW: