Coldplay Leaves Fans Baffled As Five Songs From New Album Have EMOJIS As Titles
“What am I supposed to call them?” Coldplay leaves fans baffled as five songs from their new Music of the Spheres album have EMOJIS as titles
Coldplay has left fans baffled as five of the 12 songs on their new album have emoticons as titles.
The group – made up of Chris Martin, Jonny Buckland, Guy Berryman and Will Champion – will release Music of the Spheres on October 15.
Chris and co posted on Instagram about the Max Martin-produced album with a handwritten note alongside an album trailer that combines a lively cosmic journey through the album’s planetary artwork with short extracts of the 12 titles of the album.
Confused: Coldplay left fans baffled as five of the 12 songs on their new album have emoticons as titles (photo LR Will Champion, Guy Berryman, Jonny Buckland and Chris Martin in 2020)
The band’s note also seemed to hint at other sci-fi themes with the line, “Everyone’s an alien somewhere.”
Music of the Spheres consists of 12 tracks, five of which are represented by a single emoji, including a Saturn emoji, star, heart, earth, and infinity symbol.
Fans took to social media to react to the original song titles, with some wondering what they were supposed to call them.
One user said, “Why does Coldplay have emojis on their tracks as song names, what am I supposed to call them?”
New version: The group has released the titles of the songs from its album Music of the Spheres which is out on October 15
Another added: “Five of these album tracks have emojis for titles??? Nah Coldplay really outdid Coldplay this time around.
Another jokingly added, “Half the tracklist is just wow emojis maybe Coldplay was secretly gen z all along.”
It comes after Chris recently said his band’s new material was inspired by Star Wars, after watching the movies and wondering what the music sounded like on other planets.
Speaking on The Zach Sang Show, he said: “I was watching Star Wars once and they had the scene with the Cantina band, right?”
Record: Chris and co posted about the album on Instagram with a note alongside an album trailer that combines a lively cosmic journey through the album’s planetary artwork with short snippets of all 12 tracks from the album (photo in 2021)
‘And I was like, ‘I wonder what musicians are like across the universe? and that led to all of this and now here we are.
In the clip for Higher Power, the band performs on the planet Kaotica, which is “populated with robot dogs, giant holograms and a street gang of dancing aliens”.
And Chris confirmed that the entire album would be set on the fictional planet.
He added: “It led us to imagine this whole other place called ‘the spheres’, which is like a group of planets, like a solar system with lots of different places and creatures.
Reaction: Fans took to social media to react to the original song titles, with some wondering what they were supposed to call them
“And what I found was that when you imagined a place like this, you can kind of become any artist inside of it.
‘It’s a very liberating thing to come out of Coldplay and be like, ‘OK, I’m not even human, what’s the music like?’
The hitmaker also revealed that the next album could be one of Coldplay’s last, as he doesn’t think the band has much time left before they “stop making albums”.
He explained, “I know how many albums we have left as a band and it’s not that much before we stop making albums, I think.”
Inspiration: This comes after Chris recently said his band’s new material was inspired by Star Wars, after watching the movies and wondering what the music sounded like on other planets (pictured April 2021)