Fresh off the news that they’ll perform at the Super Bowl 50 halftime show, Coldplay stopped by The Late Late Show With James Corden Monday night for a colorful performance of “A Head Full of Dreams,” the title track from their just-released seventh album.
The British rockers brought predictably jubilant vibes to the Late Late Show stage, with Corden hopping on the keys for the song’s piano outro. The show’s bandleader Reggie Watts also joined the band and host for an improvised scat session as the credits rolled.
“It’s my favorite Coldplay song ever,” the band’s frontman Chris Martin recently told EW of “Dreams.” “It’s what I always dreamed of singing – now I’m allowed to do it.”
The Late Late Show performance also offered a glimpse of what a Coldplay halftime show could look like. “About three or four years ago, when we decided to go down this road of making a really small, intimate album like [2014’s] Ghost Stories, the idea for A Head Full of Dreams came at the same time,” Martin said. “We thought: ‘After making this restrained, intimate album, we won’t tour. Maybe we’ll feel like playing with a bit more jubilation.'”
Check out Coldplay’s performance on The Late Late Show below.