Coldplay has recorded a new version of “Everglow,” which is out today on all download and streaming sites. The original version of the song appears on their acclaimed A Head Full Of Dreams album.
At the band’s triumphant Glastonbury Festival headline performance in June, a technical mishap meant Chris Martin was forced to deliver an unrehearsed solo performance of “Everglow.” The band liked it so much that they recorded a new, similarly stripped-down version of the song for release. A newly posted clip on Instagram shows Martin recording the new version, which also features an audio excerpt of Muhammad Ali speaking to a live studio audience in Newcastle upon Tyne in 1977.
God is watching me
God don’t praise me because I beat Joe Frazier
God don’t give nothing about Joe Frazier
God don’t care nothing about England or America as far as real wealth… it’s all His.
He wants to know how do we treat each other?
How do we help each other?
So I’m going to dedicate my life to using my name and popularity to helping charities, helping people, uniting people, people bombing each other because of religious beliefs. We need somebody in the world to help us all make peace.
So when I die – if there’s a heaven – I’m gonna see it.
A Head Full Of Dreams has sold more than five million copies since its December 2015 release. It includes the hit singles “Adventure Of A Lifetime,” “Hymn For The Weekend” and “Up&Up.” The three singles and the title track have amassed more than two billion YouTube and Spotify plays combined.
Since March of this year, the “A Head Full Of Dreams Tour” has played to 2.5 million people across Latin America, the U.S. and Europe. In the coming months, the band will perform further stadium dates in Australasia, Asia, Europe and North America.