By Shannon Carlin
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 Xyloto, will be released May 19 on Parlophone.