Coldplay launched a new online timeline that tracks the band from their first rehearsal in 1998 up to now—and what’s “now,” you ask? Now is a studio update that includes confirmation that their upcoming seventh studio album will be titled A Head Full of Dreams.
Martin previously compared the album to Harry Potter’s finale, The Deathly Hallows, hinting that this might be the last from the U.K. quartet. In an interview with BBC Radio 1’s Zane Lowe last December, frontman Chris Martin said, “It’s our seventh thing, and the way we look at it, it’s like the last Harry Potter book or something like that. Not to say that there might not be another thing one day, but this is the completion of something.” He added, “I have to think of it as the final thing we’re doing. Otherwise we wouldn’t put everything into it.” It’s not made clear, and Lowe doesn’t ask, if that has been Martin’s approach to every album—to drum up more motivation.
Martin did confirm in the same interview that the group would tour in support of this full-length. They only played 10 concerts in support of their sixth collection, 2014’s Ghost Stories. (Which perhaps explains the quick turnaround on albums.) The studio update with A Head Full of Dreams is below.