In between news flashes when the band streams a new video or releases a new single, Coldplay would like to tell fans about other cool media in the world -- namely new music, a film, and a book the band mates have been enjoying.
In a Facebook post, frontman Chris Martin writes, "Some new songs that I really like: 'Never Gonna Love Again' by Likke Li , 'Wash Away' by John Gold and 'To Live and Die' by Jhene Aiko . And maybe watch the brilliant Pulp film, Life Death and Supermarkets it's so good."
Bookwise, it seems Coldplay guys say, " If you’re looking for your next summer read, we’d like to recommend Sphinx: The Second Coming by our friend and ClientEarth CEO James Thornton . There’s action, adventure, code-breaking, ancient secrets and an intriguing cast of characters, some of whom are definitely not from this planet!"
There's a bit of a self-serving motive behind that last recommendation: the band is a patron of ClientEarth, which is a semi-political organization based in England, the purpose of which is to make it a legal right for citizens to bring environmental cases against corporations. Brian Eno is also a patron of ClientEarth.
The band most recently wrapped a short string of dates in support of Ghost Stories . The next Coldplay-related new music is likely to be the opening anthem for Prince Harry 's first-ever Invictus Games -- Chris Martin has been asked to compose a song for the sports competition for wounded service personnel and has also agreed to perform the song at the opening ceremony, which will take place in London on September 10.
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