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Just a little over a week since Coldplay debuted their single “Something Just Like This” with The Chainsmokers at the 2017 Brit Awards, the British rock group have officially dropped yet another new song, “Hypnotised.”
Coldplay released the audio recording and lyric video for “Hypnotised,” the fifth song off of their upcoming EP Kaleidoscope, to mark lead singer Chris Martin’s 40th birthday. Martin described the song as a non-single on Twitter, which makes sense considering that the song’s not exactly a banger like the aforementioned new collab.
But, “Hypnotised” is still an interesting tune—the tinkly ‘80s ballad-esque piano and echoey vocals from Martin make it sound distinct from the more straight-up pop of “Something Just Like This.” As advertised, the song is slow-paced, dreamy and has a calming (maybe even hypnotizing) effect. The abstract visuals of the lyric video—made by Scream Queens director Mary Wigmore—only intensify the spellbinding feeling.
The video’s colourful, rainbow-filled aesthetic also supports speculations from several sources that Kaleidoscope is a sister release to Coldplay’s seventh studio album A Head Full of Dreams.
Kaleidoscope is a five-song EP is set to drop on June 2, about a year and a half after the release of A Head Full of Dreams. Coldplay announced the Kaleidoscope release plans late last year, but only posted the full album track list to Twitter and Instagram early this morning.
Hello everyone. We’ve got a new EP coming for you on June 2. It’s called the #KaleidoscopeEP and it has five songs. 1. All I Can Think About Is You 2. Something Just Like This 3. Miracles 2 4. A L I E N S 5. Hypnotised Listen to a new non-single song from the EP called #Hypnotised at #Coldplay.com now. We hope you enjoy it. Love cm
Though many criticized Coldplay’s collaboration with The Chainsmokers, some even referring to it as “hilariously terrible,” the lyric video for “Something Just Like This” broke the record for the most views within 24 hours for a YouTube lyric video, with over nine million views—breaking Justin Bieber’s record of 8.2 million views for his “What Do You Mean” lyric video. We’re not sure if Coldplay’s presence on the single helped out The Chainsmokers or if it’s the other way around, but either way it seems like Coldplay still has a large, eager audience marking down the days until Kaleidoscope drops.