Clocking in at 10 minutes and keeping with the album’s interstellar theme, “Coloratura” takes a panoramic, multi-suite voyage into the cosmos, with Chris Martin namechecking celestial bodies like Galileo, Oumuamua, and Betelgeuse along his journey to the stars.
“It’s a crazy world, it’s true,” Martin sings in the closing minutes, following a colossal guitar solo that ties the track’s many disparate elements together. “In this crazy world, I just want you.”
Given its length, “Coloratura” is simply an offering to fans — and not the next single — from Music of the Spheres. The band says a proper second single — following “Higher Power” — will arrive in September, a month before the Max Martin-produced record is released on October 15th.
“Thank you for listening, or coming to shows, or any way we have met through music,” the band previously said in a note to fans, along with the phrase, “Everyone is an alien somewhere.”