Everyday Life (Coldplay album)

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Everyday Life
Coldplay - Everyday Life.png
Studio album by
Released22 November 2019 (2019-11-22)
Length52:51
LabelParlophone
Producer
Coldplay chronology
The Butterfly Package (Live in Buenos Aires)
(2018)
Everyday Life
(2019)
Singles from Everyday Life
  1. "Orphans" / "Arabesque"
    Released: 24 October 2019
  2. "Everyday Life"
    Released: 3 November 2019
  3. "Daddy / Champion of the World"
    Released: 20 November 2019

Everyday Life is the upcoming eighth studio album by Coldplay, scheduled to be released on 22 November 2019. It is set to be a double album, with the first half titled Sunrise and the other Sunset.[1]

Promotion[edit]

On 13 October 2019, black-and-white posters featuring the band teasing the album, and the date "22 November 1919" appeared in various cities around the world, including São Paulo, Berlin, Hong Kong and Sydney.[2] On 19 October, a video teaser featuring the same theme was also released.[3][4] Two days later, several fans began receiving typewritten notes from the band in the mail.[5]

On 23 October, the track listing was announced by the band in the advertising sections of several newspapers around the world. This included the North Wales Daily Post, where guitarist Jonny Buckland "once had a holiday job".[6]

Live performances[edit]

During an online press conference on 1 November, Coldplay announced they will perform Everyday Life in two shows in Amman, Jordan on 22 November, the release date of the album. [7] The first show will showcase band performing the first half of the album Sunrise at 4:00 a.m. GMT, and the second show will feature the performance of Sunset at 2 p.m. GMT. [8] The events, which will be livestreamed on YouTube, will mark the band's first performance in the country. Both performances are being promoted and advertised as YouTube Originals. On November 18th, the band announced a one-off show at the London Natural History Museum on November 25th for UK fans only. [9]

Critical reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
The Daily Telegraph5/5 stars[10]

Writing for The Daily Telegraph, Neil McCormick acclaimed the experimentation of the album, stating that Everyday Life "feels organic, analogue and playful as Coldplay dip into different musical genres, trying their hands at choral, classical, gospel, blues, folk, African funk, and a blissful slice of doo wop on 'Cry Cry Cry', with Martin pitched against his own varispeed falsetto."[10]

Singles[edit]

"Orphans" and "Arabesque" were released as the album's lead singles on 24 October 2019 on the Annie Mac show on BBC Radio 1.[11][12] "Everyday Life" was released as the album's third single on 3 November 2019. "Daddy" and "Champion of the World" were released as the album's fourth and fifth singles on 20 November 2019.

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Coldplay, except where noted. Track listing adapted from NME [6] and track listing length adapted from Regards SHOPline.[13]

Sunrise
No.TitleWriter(s)Producer(s)Length
1."Sunrise" 2:31
2."Church"
 3:50
3."Trouble in Town"  4:38
4."Broken (stylized as "BrokEn")"  2:30
5."Daddy" 
4:58
6."Wonder of the World / Power of the People"  1:16
7."Arabesque"
  • Simpson
  • Green
  • Rahko
5:40
8."When I Need a Friend"  2:35
Total length:27:59
Sunset
No.TitleWriter(s)Producer(s)Length
1."Guns"  1:55
2."Orphans"
3:17
3."Èkó"  2:37
4."Cry Cry Cry"
 2:47
5."Old Friends"  2:26
6."بنی آدم"
 3:14
7."Champion of the World"
4:17
8."Everyday Life"
  • Simpson
  • Green
  • Rahko
  • Lopez[b]
  • Vindver[b]
4:18
Total length:24:52
Everyday Life — Japanese edition (bonus track)[14]
No.TitleLength
9."Flags" (bonus track)3:36
Total length:28:28

Notes

  • [a] indicates a co-producer
  • [b] indicates an additional producer
  • Track 6 can be transliterated as Bani Adam in latin script; the name of a poem by Iranian poet Saadi Shirazi in Persian. The expression translates literally to "Children of Adam", or "Human Beings" within the context of the poem. Verses of the poem are recited in the song by a background female voice.


Release history[edit]

Region Date Format Label Ref.
Various 22 November 2019 Parlophone [15][16][17][18]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Coldplay look to be teasing a new double album, according to a letter sent to fans". Dork. 21 October 2019. Retrieved 22 October 2019.
  2. ^ Reilly, Nick (21 October 2019). "Coldplay tease new "double album" in mysterious letter to fans". NME. Retrieved 22 October 2019.
  3. ^ Minsker, Evan; Strauss, Matthew (21 October 2019). "Coldplay Announce New Album". Pitchfork. Retrieved 22 October 2019.
  4. ^ November 22, 1919, retrieved 23 October 2019
  5. ^ "Coldplay Just Announced a Double Album in the Most Old-Fashioned Way Possible". Billboard. Retrieved 23 October 2019.
  6. ^ a b Moore, Sam (23 October 2019). "Coldplay announce tracklist for new album 'Everyday Life' in local Welsh newspaper". NME. Retrieved 23 October 2019.
  7. ^ "Coldplay Announce 'Everyday Life' Live Stream in Jordan". Billboard. Retrieved 14 November 2019.
  8. ^ "Coldplay Team Up With Carrie Brownstein and Fred Armisen to Announce Concert Livestream". Spin. 2 November 2019. Retrieved 14 November 2019.
  9. ^ https://www.coldplay.com/london-natural-history-museum-show-announced/
  10. ^ a b McCormick, Neil (19 November 2019). "Coldplay, Everyday Life, review: '16 heart-on-sleeve songs from one of the greatest British bands of the century'". The Daily Telegraph. ISSN 0307-1235. Retrieved 19 November 2019.
  11. ^ Strauss, Matthew (24 October 2019). "Coldplay Share New Songs "Orphans" and "Arabesque": Listen". Pitchfork. Retrieved 24 October 2019.
  12. ^ Shaffer, Claire; Shaffer, Claire (24 October 2019). "Coldplay Release 'Orphans,' 'Arabesque' From Double LP 'Everyday Life'". Rolling Stone. Retrieved 24 October 2019.
  13. ^ {{cite web|url =https://regards.com.br/shopline/coldplay/3992-coldplay-everydaylife-0190295322342.html?search_query=Coldplay&results=9}
  14. ^ "Everyday Life [Japan Bonus Track] COLDPLAY CD Album".
  15. ^ "[PRE-ORDER] Everyday Life Cassette". Warner Music Canada. Retrieved 11 November 2019.
  16. ^ "Everyday Life Vinyl Coldplay". shop.coldplay.com. Retrieved 11 November 2019.
  17. ^ "[PRE-ORDER] Everyday Life CD". Warner Music Canada. Retrieved 11 November 2019.
  18. ^ Everyday Life by Coldplay, retrieved 11 November 2019