Coming 18 months after Ghost Stories, the 11-track effort serves as the band’s seventh and possibly final LP. It was recorded in Malibu, Los Angeles, and London alongside Norwegian producers Stargate and frequent Coldplay collaborator Rik Simpson.
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Dreams boasts a handful of high-profile guests, including Noel Gallagher, Beyoncé, Tove Lo, frontman Chris Martin’s ex-wife Gwyneth Paltrow, and — wait for it — President Barack Obama, whose rendition of “Amazing Grace” is featured on the LP.
In her review of the album, Janine Schaults writes:
“If A Head Full of Dreams is Coldplay’s final album, as frontman Chris Martin once recklessly warned, then the 11-track whirlwind finds the mega-selling British quartet racing toward the setting sun in a Mad Max: Fury Road gas-guzzling Franken-heap. Martin puts on the confetti-spewing Technicolor dreamcoat he discarded for 2014’s downer Ghost Stories and returns on the band’s 7th studio release with a rejuvenated spirit — just in time to get creamed commercially by Adele.”
Purchase a copy of the album here. Below, revisit the music video for lead single “Adventure of a Lifetime”.
A Head Full of Dreams Tracklist:
01. A Head Full of Dreams
03. Hymn for the Weekend
05. Adventure of a Lifetime
06. Fun (feat. Tove Lo)
08. Army of One
09. Amazing Day
10. Colour Spectrum
12. X Marks the Spot (Hidden Track)