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Watch Coldplay Play New Song ‘Always In My Head’ at SXSW

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Chris Martin of Coldplay performs in Sydney, Australia in 2012. (Brendon Thorne/Getty Images)

Chris Martin of Coldplay performs in Sydney, Australia in 2012. (Brendon Thorne/Getty Images)

By Shannon Carlin

Those lucky enough to get into Coldplay’s concert at South By Southwest last night (March 11) were given a first listen of the band’s upcoming album, Ghost Stories.

Related: 5 Directions Coldplay Could Go With Their Next Album

The band–who kicked off the first night of the iTunes Festival at the Austin fest– performed four news songs off the album including recently released the R&B swinging “Magic,” the Bon Iver-sounding  “Midnight,” “Another’s Arms” and “Always in My Head.”

The latter was a sweet and slow groove that harkened back to their Parachutes days. On the little over 3-minute track, Chris Martin keeps things simple, there’s no vocal acrobatics here, singing straight from the heart, “You’re always in my head.” Watch the guys perform that song below.

Fans can also listen to audio from the band’s performance of “Another’s Arms,” a shimmery ballad that has Martin singing about late night TV and a lover long gone.

The band’s sixth album, Ghost Stories, a follow-up to their 2011 record-turned comic book, Mylo Xylotowill be released May 19 on Parlophone.

 

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