Coldplay delivers a pre-Christmas gift this week with the Everyday Life Japanese bonus track “Flags.”

Explaining the delayed release from the 2019 album, the band took to social media in saying, “We love this song but by the time it came along the spaces on Everyday Life had been filled and we had to socially distance it. Thankyou for all the ways you’ve supported us this year. We love & appreciate you more than you could know.”

Courtesy of Parlophone Records, the song is dreamy and introspective, touching on topics like living up to one’s own potential. “To be Pyotr Tchaikovsky/ To be free like everyone else/ There will be no flags to warn me, no!/ ‘Cause I just want to be myself,” sings the British band’s front man Chris Martin.

The November 2019 double-album, Everyday Life, was split in two parts, “Sunrise” and “Sunset,” and was preceded by the singles “Orphans” and “Arabesque.” Listen to one of the tracks left off of the project via “Flags”.

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