Coldplay gave new meaning to the idea of a single launch, playing the new song “Higher Power” for the first time during a video link with French astronaut Thomas Pesquet.
Pesquet spoke with the British group of the International Space Station.
“We sent you music, because at the moment we can’t play for anyone on Earth, so we figured we would play just for you,” singer Chris Martin said before playing the song Thursday night.
“This is the first for the whole… galaxy,” he added, saying the song was about “trying to find the astronaut in all of us, the person who can do amazing things. “
The group took the opportunity to question Pesquet about his time at the station, including how he relaxes.
“In the evening, when everyone goes to bed… I put my headphones on, I play music and I float… it’s really cool, you feel completely free,” said Pesquet.
Asked by guitarist and sci-fi fan Guy Berryman what movies are wrong about a space station, Pesquet said the biggest mistake was the time it took to put on a spacesuit and get out.
“In the movies, it happens… spacesuit, boom, you’re out there,” he said. “In reality… it takes hours to prepare. “
Coldplay, who stopped filming for environmental reasons, found common ground with Pesquet when describing his perspective from space.
“It’s amazing how small, finite and fragile the Earth is,” he said. “It’s a ball, it’s autonomous. All we have is here, there is nothing else. You have to use your resources wisely. “
Pesquet then put on sunglasses, adding that they were needed in the observation capsule.
“Now you look more like a rock star than we ever did!” Martin said laughing.
Did he see any strange life forms there, the singer asked with a smile.
“Not yet, but I’m keeping an eye on them… I keep looking.” “
Coldplay also had an imaginative launch for the latest album, “Everyday Life” of 2019, for which they placed ads in the classified sections of newspapers around the world, including local newspapers in their home towns in Great Britain. -Brittany.
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