NEW MUSIC: COLDPLAY | HIGHER POWER (ACOUSTIC VERSION)
Coldplay has shared a new acoustic version of their recent single "Higher Power." The song was originally released on May 7, with its accompanying music video only dropping last week. It’s expected to be the lead single from the band’s upcoming and as-yet-untitled ninth studio album. Originally a synth-pop track produced by hitmaker Max Martin, the acoustic version of “Higher Power” is instead built around rich guitar songs and the harmonies between Chris Martin and his backup vocalists. “You’ve got a higher power/Got me singin’ every second, dancing every hour,” they sing during the hymn-like track’s chorus. The acoustic version arrives ahead of Coldplay’s in-person performances this Wednesday (June 16) on The "Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon" and the following day life from the plaza on "Today." Coldplay headlined the Glastonbury Festival’s live-stream concert instead of the traditional live festival due to Covid-19 restrictions. Last week, Coldplay released the “Higher Power” music video, directed by Dave Meyers.