Hear Coldplay’s New Version Of “Everglow”

Carl Williott | November 11, 2016 9:36 am

Coldplay‘s seventh album, A Head Full Of Dreams, was shaping up to be the band’s last. But as the one-year anniversary of the LP approaches, the band is as active as ever. They just announced a 2017 tour, and today they’ve released a new version of album cut “Everglow.”

The original AHFOD ballad was notable because it featured Chris Martin‘s ex, Gwyneth Paltrow, on backing vocals. It was already a fairly bare-bones song, but this new version is whittled down even further. The press release explains that at the band’s Glastonbury headline set in June, “a technical mishap meant Chris Martin was forced to deliver an unrehearsed solo performance of ‘Everglow.’ The band liked it so much that they recorded a new, similarly stripped-down version of the song for release.”

The rework also features an excerpt of a Muhammad Ali speech from 1977. Listen below.