We guess we can officially classify this past week as “the return of Coldplay.”
On Friday (Oct. 25), the British band kept their promise and unveiled the music video for “Orphans,” the first official single from their upcoming studio album.
The four-minute music video begins with a transcript of interaction and focuses on frontman Chris Martin as he sits on the steps of a building strumming away at his guitar. After a bit, the footage changes to incorporate the other members of the band.
The clip seems to follow the foursome as they perform the song in different locations. We watch them in the recording studio, in a garden, on the beach, and in a room that looks like it has seen better days.
For most of the video, the band is joined by a dance troupe who dance, cheer and have an all-around good time as the music plays on.
Watch the Mat Whitecross-directed music video for the song above.
Earlier this week, Coldplay confirmed the release of their new studio album. Titled Everyday Life, the record will be split into two sections; Sunrise and Sunset. “Orphans” can be found on the Sunset portion.
Everyday Life is the long-awaited follow-up to 2015’s A Head Full of Dreams. Since then, Coldplay has released several EPs, including Kaleidoscope, Live in Buenos Aires, and Global Citizen-EP 1.
On Thursday (Oct. 24), the foursome unveiled the 16-song tracklisting for the forthcoming studio effort. As if that wasn’t enough, they also unleashed the audio for “Arabesque,” which can be found on the Sunrise album.
Everyday Life is due out Nov. 22 through Parlophone/Atlantic Records. Pre-orders are currently available for purchase and include several bundles to pick from, including CDs, vinyls, cassettes, and digital formats. The double record will reportedly have a runtime of 53 minutes.
Before releasing the much-anticipated record, Coldplay will take the stage at “Saturday Night Live” for the sixth time. The quartet will take over the sketch comedy show’s stage on Nov. 2 the same day “Charlie’s Angels” star Kristen Stewart is set to host.