When Coldplay dropped the haunting track “Midnight” last week, people knew that they were working on a sixth full-length album. There was just no release date yet.
Now, with another new single coming this week in the form of “Magic,” we also have May 19 to anticipate.
That’s when Coldplay will release Ghost Stories, and if the fresh tunes offer any indication, it is that the British quartet is working with different sounds than its trademark stadium-sized hooks. ”Midnight” is definitely minimalist, while “Magic” is allowed to bloom more, with brooding guitars opening up alongside frontman Chris Martin’s falsetto.
Pre-order Ghost Stories now from iTunes (and get Magic today) here and check out both songs below.