Coldplay to give ‘Higher Power’ its live debut on ‘American Idol’ this weekend

As well as the performance of ‘Higher Power’, Chris Martin is also set to act as a mentor for contestants as they take on a range of classics from across Coldplay’s discography.

📺 🚀 Sunday, May 9: We’ll be performing Higher Power on @AmericanIdol @ABCNetwork pic.twitter.com/K2mSi8GpD5

— Coldplay (@coldplay) May 3, 2021

The four-piece’s upcoming release is produced by pop songwriting supremo Max Martin, and comes after they teased a new project called ‘Alien Radio’ last week.

Confirming the track’s arrival on May 7, they wrote on social media: “Higher Power is a song that arrived on a little keyboard and a bathroom sink at the start of 2020. It was produced by Max Martin who is a true wonder of the universe.”

Ahead of the announcement of the new single, reports emerged back in February that Coldplay were currently working on a new album called ‘Music Of The Spheres’.

According to The Sun, a source close to the band confirmed that they have been recording new music throughout the coronavirus lockdown which is set to feature on what will be their ninth studio album.

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The band’s last album came in 2019 in the form of ‘Everyday Life’, which NME called “a confounding experiment from a deceptively forward-thinking band” in a four-star review.

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