Coldplay unveil collaboration with BTS, ‘My Universe’

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Coldplay have released their much-anticipated collaboration with BTS, ‘My Universe’, which was written by both bands and produced by Max Martin.

‘My Universe’ follows Coldplay’s worldwide hit ‘Higher Power’ as the second single to be taken from the band’s forthcoming album Music Of The Spheres, out October 15. The song’s official lyric video – which is available now – features handwritten lyrics from both groups, in both English and Korean. Coldplay have also teased the song’s Dave Meyers-directed official music video, as “coming very soon”.

In May, the band released ‘Higher Power’ – the first single from Music Of The Spheres – which has been streamed more than 160 million times. The band have also revealed the full album track listing – with five of the twelve tracks represented by emojis.

Listen to ‘My Universe’ by Coldplay x BTS on the Official F1 Tracks Playlist on Spotify.

The British music icon’s most recent record, Everyday Life, released in late 2019, was their eighth consecutive #1 record in the UK and their seventh Top 10 album on the US Billboard 200. It has been certified Gold in the UK and was nominated for Best Recording Package and for Album of the Year at the 2021 Grammy Awards.

Record-breaking South Korean boy band BTS (aka Bangtan Boys) deliver an energetic blend of dance-pop and hip-hop with deeply introspective lyrics that helped them build a devoted global following while also making them one of the most successful Korean exports in the world. Debuting in the early 2010s with their Skool trilogy, they steadily expanded their audience until breaking into the mainstream consciousness with the Love Yourself series.

After the platinum-certified Love Yourself: Tear became their #1 effort outside of their home country, the compilation Love Yourself: Answer found them topping charts in Canada and Japan. By 2020, international fervour reached a peak with their fourth release Map of the Soul: 7, which topped the charts in over 20 countries. Hitting another milestone that summer, BTS became the first all-South Korean act to top the US singles chart with their retro-disco track ‘Dynamite’ from their chart-topping fifth set, Be.

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