Coldplay Teases New Album With Spacey, Cryptic Video

Chris Martin of Coldplay
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Chris Martin of Coldplay performs onstage at the 2015 Global Citizen Festival to end extreme poverty by 2030 in Central Park on Sept. 26, 2015 in New York City.

Last week, we wondered if a symbol spotted around London and on Chris Martin’s T-shirt was hinting at a new 2015 Coldplay album. We don’t know all the details yet, but on Wednesday (Nov. 4), Coldplay revealed another piece of the puzzle, posting a 34-second video to its official Facebook page, containing a symmetric image of clouds, hot air balloons, and toucans, along with a clip of what appears to be new music:


Posted by Coldplay on Wednesday, November 4, 2015

The post contains the hashtags #?AOAL and #?AHFOD. The latter likely refers to A Head Full of Dreams, which Martin revealed to be the title of Coldplay’s final album, back in December 2014. As for #AOAL, we’ll have to wait and see. 

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The same octagonal set of interlocking circles (an interpretation of the two-thousand-year-old Flower of Life symbol) that appears in the new video has been spotted around London, along with the date Dec. 4. 

Is A Head Full of Dreams dropping then? Or just a single? A source told Billboard the new album will be out by the end of 2015, so our answer may reveal itself soon.