In support of their upcoming album, Ghost Stories, Coldplay visited the BBC Radio 1 Live Lounge to perform two songs from the LP. Below, watch them debut "Oceans" and play the previously-released track "Magic."
Colplay "Oceans" live on BBC Radio 1 4.22.2014:
Colplay "Magic" live on BBC Radio 1 4.22.2014:
Contrasting with the sound of Mylo Zyloto, Coldplay's EDM-tinged, Rihanna-featuring 2011 album, both of these Ghost Stories tracks reflect a much more muted, minimal character, with Will Champion's electronic drum kit seemingly set on the Lorde preset rather than the U2-meets-Avicii one that he favored on the last album. Who knows what the studio version of "Oceans" will sound like, but if this performance offers any hints, it's that Ghost Stories will be Colplay's most sparsely-composed album since 2000's Parachutes.
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