Is this just a “head full of dreams,” or does Coldplay really have a new album coming out next month?
Well, it looks like it’s definitely the latter.
On Monday (Oct. 21), the British band announced plans to release not one, but two albums next month. Titled Everyday Life, Coldplay’s long-awaited follow-up to 2015’s A Head Full of Dreams is due out Nov. 22 through Atlantic Records.
According to the group, the new record will be divided into two, giving fans a double album experience. The first half of the studio effort will go by “Sunrise,” while the second half will be titled “Sunset.”
The announcement comes after fans began to receive letters in the mail from the foursome.
In the letter, the band reveals that “for the last 100 years or thereabouts, we have been working on a thing called Everyday Life.”
The note continues: “In the classifieds, you might write ‘double album for sale, one very careful owner.’ One half is called ‘Sunrise,’ the other ‘Sunset.’ It comes out 22 November.”
To coincide with the reveal, the group also unleashed a cryptic, 15-second black-and-white video on Instagram and Twitter. The snippet features an old-school, 1900s-esque photograph of the group as well as some instrumentals in the background, and concludes with the date November 22, 1919, scrawled across the screen.
We have the feeling that it’s their way of driving home the point of working on this record for the “past century.”
If that wasn’t enough, posters of the photograph have reportedly been popping up across the globe. Some fans in Brazil found one of the posters near a metro station in São Paulo.
Everyday Life is the long-awaited follow-up to the group’s smash 2015 record, A Head Full of Dreams. While they have released some EPs in that time —Kaleidoscope and Live in Buenos Aires— a full record was never part of the plan.
No word on when fans can expect the first single off the double release.