Human Heart

Coldplay Rocks Glastonbury Livestream with New Single Human Heart

Source: Coldplay

The Glastonbury Festival live stream, known to be England’s biggest annual contemporary performing arts event, was a huge success despite of the technical glitches encountered by several patrons who paid a registration fee in order to access the event online. As various artists and bands came together to mount a once-in-a-lifetime musical extravaganza, its undeniable and overwhelming success is one for the books. For one, fans were tickled with excitement when British rock band Coldplay played their new single titled Human Heart, a collaboration with sister duo, We Are KING. 

The band, led by its frontman Christ Martin, played in front of the Pyramid Stage in the rain, adding extra flavor to their performance. Coldplay was one of several performers who appeared at the Live at Worthy Farm event, scenes of which were shot in different locations. 

Coldplay also played its classic fan favorites, including Higher Power, The Scientist, Vida La Vida, Clocks, Fix You, and the hit song A Sky Full of Stars. As can be expected, fans were generous with their praises on social media after the band completed its set. Some got emotional with the band’s overall performance during the live stream, while so many others congratulated the artists for their awe-inspiring new release. 

Earlier this month, Chris Martin and Jonny Buckland were hinting at a potential new record that may be released anytime this year. If ever, the new record would be Coldplay’s eight studio albums. Neither of the two confirmed that a new record is underway, but Buckland was candid enough to add that they have started recording more than one song. Reports earlier this year started circulating that the award-winning band has been working on an album, which will be called Music of the Spheres

Sources close to the band revealed last February that the band has been making the most of their time during the quarantine season. Apparently, they have been keeping themselves busy writing new songs and recording them. The last album the band released was in 2019, titled Everyday Life

Apart from Coldplay, the five-hour Glastonbury event also featured Wolf Alice, Damon Albarn, HAIM, and Radiohead’s Thom Yorke and Jonny Greenwood’s new band, The Smile. The band debuted their song We Don’t Know What Tomorrow Brings. Other songs performed by The Smile included The Smoke, You Will Never Work in Television Again, Opposites, Panavision, Just Eyes and Mouth, and Thin Thing

Wolf Alice, on the other hand, started off with their love song Don’t Delete the Kisses, followed by Smile, Formidable Cool, The Last Man on Earth, and Giant Peach. The band also debuted its new song How Can I Be Okay? from its album titled Blue Weekend

Music fans also enjoyed phenomenal performances from Michael Kiwanuka, George Ezra, the IDLES, Jorja Smith, Kano, and DJ Honey featuring Roisin Murphy. 

Poetry was also a huge part of the Glastonbury event courtesy of Kae Tempest, George the Poet, and PJ Harvey. A skit was also delivered by Kurupt FM from the English sitcom People Just Do Nothing

REFERENCES:

  1. https://www.nme.com/news/music/coldplay-debut-new-song-human-heart-glastonbury-livestream-2946389 
  2. https://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-57216005
  3. https://www.bandwagon.asia/articles/glastonbury-live-at-worthy-farm-festival-report-gig-review-coldplay-haim-michael-kiwanuka-wolf-alice-idles-radiohead-the-smile-jorja-smith-kano-may-2021 
  4. https://www.telegraph.co.uk/music/concerts/coldplay-pull-glastonbury-festival-back-brink-disaster/ 

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