The British Rock band Coldplay announced their eighth studio album ‘Everyday Life’ and this one is a biggie. The album, containing 16 tracks, is deemed to be a double album, inclusive of two parts.
Chris Martin of Coldplay announced the new album to have two parts; ‘Sunrise’ and ‘Sunset’ containing 8 tracks each. He spoke with BBC Radio 1 about the concept behind the album; “there is a lot of trouble, but there’s also so much positivity and so much great life happening…Sunset and Sunrise could mean the same thing. Because after every sunset, there is a sunrise.”
In a hilarious interview done by Coldplay from Jordan, the band revealed the idea behind the album artwork. “They are actually my great grandfather’s band,” started Johnny Buckland, the lead guitarist of Coldplay. He continued “they were called ‘Big Buckland’s Dance Orchestra.’ Obviously, a few of the other guys are us” and all the members burst into laughter.
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Drawing into middle eastern influences, the album title is also mentioned in Arabic: الحياة اليومية.
Tracklist of ‘Everyday Life’ Album by Coldplay
- Trouble In Town
- WOTW / POTP
- When I Need A Friend
- Cry Cry Cry
- Old Friends
- بنی آدم (Son of Adam)
- Champion Of The World
- Everyday Life
- Flags (Bonus track)
Interestingly enough, there is a track named “Sunrise” in line with the first half of the album. However, there is no track titled “Sunset” to resemble the second part of the album.
With the announcement of the album, Coldplay released two singles “Orphans” with a music video and “Arabesque.”
The album releases on November 22, 2019.
In a scripted press conference held in Jordan, Coldplay also revealed that they will be performing the full album live in Jordan on the same day of the album release. Tune into YouTube live to watch the performance of both halves of the album; ‘Sunrise’ at 4 am GMT and ‘Sunset’ at 2 pm GMT. And the only two live journalists there did raise the question ‘Why Jordan?’ and why not a country like Canada? Chris Martin bounces the question to Guy Berryman, who looks as baffled as all of us right now. Watch the hilarious interview below.