Coldplay celebrated the premiere of their new single “Higher Power” by sending the track to French ESA astronaut Thomas Pesquet to listen to it in space.
The band on Thursday linked up for an extraterrestrial video chat with Pesquet, who is currently on board the International Space Station, serving as mission commander.
A specially-recorded Extraterrestrial Transmission performance of “Higher Power” – featuring dancing alien holograms – was beamed up to Pesquet, who gave the track its very first play on board the ISS.
The song’s premiere followed a conversation which took in similarities between life on tour and life on the ISS, the fragility of planet earth, and whether Pesquet has spotted any aliens.
“The song is about trying to find the astronaut in all of us, the person that can do amazing things,” Coldplay frontman Chris Martin told Pesquet.
“Higher Power” is available to stream / download in all platforms.
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