Coldplay’s ninth album, Music Of The Spheres, will be released in less than a month. The album is led by the song “Higher Power,” which was inspired by a large bathroom sink, according to lead vocalist Chris Martin. Coldplay is back in action a few weeks after releasing that track, this time with BTS, the world’s biggest boy band. The two groups have teamed up for “My Universe.” Both singers sing in English and Korean while showering a particular someone in their lives with love and admiration on the track, which was created by Swedish producer Max Martin.
BTS also uploaded a cover of Coldplay’s “Fix You” for the K-pop group’s performance on MTV Unplugged earlier this year. After all of Coldplay’s success, “My Universe” is yet another example of the band trying something new. In a May interview with Apple Music’s Zane Lowe, Chris Martin talked about experimenting with new sounds.
“When we started, it was like, ‘You’re a white indie band and this is urban radio and this is alternative radio,’ and basically old-fashioned racist statements,” Chris Martin said. “Of course, we fit in a box at the beginning, and then right now in 2021, everyone’s doing everything. You can like Olivia Rodrigo as much as you like AC/DC and no one thinks that’s weird, and that’s musical utopia for me. […] It’s miraculous. So why would you want to stay in one box?”