Coldplay Surprisingly Unveiled New Track 'Midnight'

Band reveal video for new song - and this is not the Coldplay you used to hear.

Coldplay Surprisingly Unveiled New Track 'Midnight'
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Coldplay have revealed a new track titled "Midnight" – scroll down and click to listen.

As NME notes, the band shared the video for the track, which was directed by Mary Wigmore, on their official website. They are currently believed to be working on their sixth studio album. A spokesperson for the band's label confirmed Coldplay are "working on new music, coming soon."

In September last year, meanwhile, the group revealed their track "Atlas," which was taken from the soundtrack to the film "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire," and in December 2013 they played a surprise intimate show at a pub in Somerset where they treated drinkers to tracks including "Yellow," "The Scientist" and "Paradise."

Coldplay are set to appear at this year's South by Southwest in Austin, Texas. The British band will perform on the first night of iTunes Festival at SXSW, the first time the music provider has brought its own festival to the US event. Coldplay will play live in a bill which also includes Imagine Dragons on March 11 at ACL Live at the Moody Theatre.

Coldplay released their debut album, "Parachutes," in 2000 and have since gone on to make LPs including "A Rush of Blood to the Head" (2002), "X&Y" (2005) and "Viva la Vida or Death and All His Friends" (2008). Their last effort, "Mylo Xyloto," was released in October 2011 and went on to sell over eight million copies worldwide.

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    Jasonbts
    Relaxing. Very relaxing. Not sure how this works in a live setting but I want to hear his played in an IMAX theater with big helicopter shots of mountains and rivers or something to that effect. Change is good
    Chickendirt
    Well I didn't expect this. At first I was a bit iffy, but as it progressed it hit me. This is perfect ambient, electronica music. An amazing video, an amazing build and those vocals flow perfectly with the effects. I love it and it's a great progression for their sound. It's very alternative and although a surprise, not really unexpected when you look at how they've progressed
    Northernmight
    Im not gonna lie. I was expecting poppy crap, which landed them massive popularity before. But erh. This is pretty good. I like it.
    connor494
    I think this one will be a grower not going to judge it until its given multiple listens but after mylo xyloto i'm liking the more experimental direction. Vaguely sounds like their take on a kid A song.
    Nuclearcrayon
    It's not bad but it really is missing the good old guitar, bass and drums. More of a Chris Martin solo project then Coldplay IMO.
    bigblockelectra
    this new song instantly reminded me of this
    Can't really hear the lyrics though, meh, probably just lovey dovey anyways.
    TwisterAce
    Sounds like they've been listening to Bon Iver. It's okay, but hopefully the rest of the album won't sound like this song.
    BuriedAlive7x
    I like where they're going with this, both Atlas and this are very relaxing... a bit of Jon Hopkins influence going on. I'm sure the rest of the album will be good.
    codyjt5150
    "You know how I know you're gay? You like Coldplay."
    VivaEmptiness
    I like this. It certainly sounds a lot better than their previous album 'Mylo Xyloto'. It's kind of aching for their first albums, but with added electronics, which they have added to their music more and more. Hopefully this album will make their quality go up again. This certainly grabbed my attention.
    Jasonbts
    Relaxing. Very relaxing. Not sure how this works in a live setting but I want to hear his played in an IMAX theater with big helicopter shots of mountains and rivers or something to that effect. Change is good
    Sloan7
    It would be cool if they performed this with live electronic instruments and stuff. I like it because it's not as poppy as the last album.....much hipster
    headbanger987
    Vocals don't give anything to the song just sounds like relaxing music you'd find on youtube but the difference is the youtube stuff lasts hours
    seance
    I'm kind of disappointed with the over-the-top electronic direction they've taken since [i]Viva La Vida or Death and All His Friends, which, to me, was sort of a masterpiece/high achievement for the band. This sounds kind of generic. Still a fan though.