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

— 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.


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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