Coldplay will release their ninth cosmic studio album ‘Music of the Spheres’ on Friday, October 15, 2021.
The sequel to the massive November 2019 double album “Everyday Life” was directed by Swedish pop singer-songwriter and producer Max Martin, who previously worked with Britney Spears, The Weeknd, Justin Timberlake, Katy Perry and Backstreet Boys for n ‘to name a few.
“Music of the Spheres” includes 12 tracks, including the single “Higher Power” and five songs titled emojis: a Saturn emoji, a heart emoji, a star emoji, a planet earth emoji, and a symbol emoji. infinity.
As a taste of the album, Coldplay created a two-minute teaser video titled “Overtura” with clips from the 12 songs on the album.
Alluding to the planetary themes contained in “Music of the Spheres,” Coldplay said in a note announcing the album, “Everyone is an alien somewhere. ”
The album’s first single, “Higher Power,” was rated A on Absolute Radio and has been aired over 160 million times since its premiere in early May.
Coldplay will present another new song titled ‘Coloratura’ this Friday (July 23) and a third single album in September.
Gorillaz – ‘Demon Days’ (2005)
The work of Gorillaz illustrator Jamie Hewlett, the virtual group’s second album features side profiles of Stuart “2-D” Pot, Murdoc Niccals, Noodle and Russel Hobbs.
The Beatles – ‘Let It Be’ (1970)
The black background and the four white squares representing the band members on “Demon Days” are, of course, a direct parody of the Beatles’ latest studio album “Let It Be”.
The Clash – ‘London Calling’ (1979)
The flagship cover of The Clash’s masterpiece “London Calling” features a black and white image of bassist Paul Simonon smashing his Fender Precision Bass at the Palladium in New York City. It was created by designer Ray Lowry.
Elvis Presley – ‘Elvis Presley’ (1956)
With its pink and green letters and its black and white photo, “London Calling” pays a direct tribute to the eponymous debut album by Elvis Presley, 23 years earlier.
Coldplay – “A Head Full of Dreams” (2015)
The kaleidoscopic artwork for Coldplay’s seventh album was created by Argentinian artist Pilar Zeta in collaboration with the band.
Bring Me The Horizon – ‘Sempiternal’ (2013)
BMTH frontman Oli Sykes took to Twitter after seeing “A Head Full of Dreams” accusing Coldplay of imitating “Sempiternal” two years earlier. Sykes then softened his position, claiming that both groups use the universal symbol of the “flower of life”, over which he has no rights.
Britney Spears – ‘… Baby One More Time’ (1999)
The international edition of Britney Spears’ debut album ‘… Baby One More Time’ depicts the pop singer staring at the camera with her hands placed thoughtfully over her face.
Björk – ‘Beginning’ (1993)
‘… Baby One More Time’ may not be a direct copy of Björk’s debut album, but the pose is surprisingly similar.
Iron Maiden – ‘Powerslave’ (1984)
Longtime heavy metal legends artist Derek Riggs designed the ancient Egypt-themed cover of their fifth album “Powerslave”.
Earth, Wind and Fire – ‘All n’ All ‘(1977)
Visually, Iron Maiden’s “Powerslave” is extremely similar to Earth, Wind & The Fire ‘All n’ All ‘album from seven years earlier. Young artist Derek Riggs dismissed the idea that he had copied the funk icons, saying: “Someone somewhere said he was inspired by an earth wind. & Fire blanket, but that’s just crap. Because of the song Bruce wrote she must have been Egyptian, so I went back to Ramses 2’s grave and copied the idea from it (just like Earth, Wind & Fire did it) but mine is better. There is also a Micky mouse hieroglyph in the lower left corner. Ha! Earth Wind and Fire does not have a Mickey Mouse. Visibly inferior. “
Mötley Crüe – “Too Quick for Love” (1981)
Mötley Crüe’s debut album artwork features a close-up of a rock star’s crotch area.
The Rolling Stones – ‘Sticky Fingers’ (1971)
Mötley Crüe’s “Too Fast for Love” is, of course, a direct tribute to the famous Rolling Stones’ “Sticky Fingers” from a decade earlier. Created by legendary artist Andy Warhol, the visible outline of the model’s manhood caused a stir when the album was released 49 years ago.
Flying Lotus – ‘Los Angeles’ (2008)
American electronic musician Flying Lotus’ second album, ‘Los Angeles’, features abstract art created by Timothy Saccenti.
Massive Attack – ‘Mezzanine’ (1998)
‘Los Angeles’ is clearly a direct nod to the cover of Massive Attack’s brooding opus, ‘Mezzanine’, which is adorned with a buck deer.
Blur – ‘Parklife’ (1994)
The iconic cover of Blur’s groundbreaking album “Parklife” features a photograph of that great British pastime, greyhound racing. The artwork is so famous that it was issued as a stamp by Royal Mail in 2010.
Dub Sex – “So and Now” (1987)
Echoing “Parklife,” independent Manchester group Dub Sex also featured greyhound racing on the cover of their 1987 single “Then & Now.’
Deep Purple – ‘Deep Purple’ (1969)
The dark and macabre cover of the eponymous 1969 album “Deep Purple” features the painting to the right of Hieronymus Bosch’s 15th-century triptych The Garden of Earthly Delights, which depicts hell.
Pearls Before Swine – ‘One Nation Underground’ (1967)
Deep Purple weren’t the first group to use The Garden of Earthly Delights on their album cover – Florida psychedelic folk group Pearls Before Swine had one detail on their 1967 debut album “One Nation Underground”.
Manowar – “Fighting the World” (1987)
Manowar enlisted the help of fantasy artist Ken Kelly to create the “Fighting the World” cover art.
Kiss – ‘Destroyer’ (1976)
The cover art for “Destroyer” was also designed by Ken Kelly and features Paul Stanley, Gene Simmons, Ace Frehley and Peter Criss standing on top of rubble with destroyed buildings in the background.
Tom Waits ‘The Heart of Saturday Night’ (1974)
Deep vocal singer Tom Waits’ second album features an illustration of a tired Waits watched by a blonde prostitute as he walks out of a neon-lit lounge bar late at night.
Frank Sinatra ‘In the Wee Hours’ (1955)
“The Heart of Saturday Night” by Tom Waits is based on “In the Wee Small Hours” by Frank Sinatra, which portrays the singer on a strange, deserted street awash in blue street lights. Tom Waits ranked “In the Wee Small Hours” as his all-time favorite album in a 2005 interview with The Guardian.
Led Zeppelin – “Physical Graffiti” (1975)
Led Zeppelin’s iconic ‘Physical Graffiti’ features two side-by-side buildings located at 96 and 98 St. Mark’s Place in New York’s East Village. JFK assassin Lee Harvey Oswald, astronaut Neil Armstrong, Elizabeth Taylor as Cleopatra, King Kong, the Virgin Mary, Judy Garland and Led Zeppelin themselves are among the faces looking out the windows.
Jose Feliciano – ‘Compartments’ (1973)
The concept for the cover of Led Zeppelin’s “Physical Grafitti” is said to have been inspired by the cover of Puerto Rican guitarist Jose Feliciano’s “Compartments” album from 1973, which features different rhythms peering out of the windows.
David Byrne – “Grown Upside Down” (2004)
The Talking Heads singer’s sixth solo album features a photograph of Byrne looking out there.
Phil Collins – “… But Seriously” (1989)
Genesis drummer / singer Phil Collins also looked thoughtfully into the background of his fourth solo album.
Eminem – ‘Kamikaze’ (2018)
Surprise released in the summer of 2018, ‘Kamikaze’ features an image of the LT fighter pilot. Mathers III crashing an F-86 Saber fighter plane into something.
Beatie Boys – ‘License To Ill’ (1986)
Eminem’s “Kamikaze” cover art is a direct tribute to the Beastie Boys’ 1986 album “License To Ill”. Eminem cited Beastie Boys as a great inspiration in many interviews, but Ad-Rock and Mike D said they were not consulted on Eminem’s cover prior to his release.
Sleater Kinney – ‘Dig Me Out’ (1997)
The ‘Dig Me Out’ cover features Sleater Kinney’s Janet Weiss, Carrie Brownstein and Corin Tucker and a guitar.
Les Kinks – ‘The Kink Kontroversy’ (1965)
The ‘Dig Me Out’ album cover is a tribute to the Kinks’ third studio album, The Kink Kontroversy, 32 years earlier.