Coldplay‘s seventh studio album A Head Full Of Dreams is released today, and with that comes word that the band will co-headline the fiftieth Super Bowl halftime show, Sunday February 07 at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara California.  Former halftimer Bruno Mars may share the stage with Coldplay.  He was apparently invited back in September, but there is no confirmation on a repeat performance yet, as is the case with Beyoncé, who has also been featured on past shows and is in talks with the producers, according to The Wall Street Journal.

Guests on A Head Full Of Dreams — which, according to recent scuttlebut, could be the final album from Coldplay — include Beyoncé, Blue Ivy Carter, Gwyneth Paltrow, Noel Gallagher and Tove Lo.  Says Chris Martin, “Everyone who got asked to sing on our album has an important part in our lives,” and notes that a lot of the material on the album deals with his feelings post-divorce.  “It’s about love and acceptance and embracing what happens to you,” he says.  “It’s quite a hippie album.  All of our records were a journey to get to this one.”

Coldplay are adopting the Adele marketing formula with this project:  it’s not available right away on services which have a free option, but can be sourced from Apple Music and Tidal.  The two previous albums, Ghost Stories and Mylo Xyloto, were also held back from release on sites such as Spotify.

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