Photo: Frank Schwichtenberg

Coldplay Confirm New Single + LP

Available in stores and on streaming services come October 4, 2024, Coldplay has announced the release of their highly-anticipated tenth album, Moon Music, and on Friday (6.21,) the LP’s first single, ‘feelslikeimfallinginlove’ will be released globally.

Concurrent with Coldplay’s ground-breaking sustainability measures on their current tour (which has thus far produced 59% less CO2e emissions than their previous stadium tour,) the iconic band have gone to great lengths to make the physical release of Moon Music as sustainable as possible. 

The UK group’s new collection will be the world’s first full length released as a 140g EcoRecord LP, with each copy made from 9 recycled PET-plastic bottles recovered from post-consumer waste. This will prevent the manufacture of more than 25 metric tonnes of virgin plastic, and provide an 85% reduction in manufacturing process CO2 emissions/kg compared to traditional 140g vinyl. 

In support of the project, the Chris Martin-fronted band have collaborated with long-time partners The Ocean Cleanup to create an additional format: the Notebook Edition EcoRecord LP. The rPET for this edition comprises 70% river plastic, intercepted by The Ocean Cleanup from the Rio Las Vacas, Guatemala, and prevented from reaching the Gulf of Honduras and the Atlantic Ocean.

The CD editions of Moon Music will be the world’s first to be released on EcoCD, created from 90% recycled polycarbonate, sourced from post-consumer waste streams. This will provide at least a 78% CO2/kg emission reduction, and avoid the manufacture of more than five metric tonnes of virgin plastic.

Produced by Swedish wünderkind, Max Martin, Moon Music is now available to pre-order with a limited number of hand-signed editions available from the official Coldplay Store.

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Author: Saul Goode

Photo: Frank Schwichtenberg