The album will be officially released on May 19
By Alicia Adejobi On May 13, 2014
Coldplay are clearly confident about the sales of their new album 'Ghost Stories' as the band have made the record available for free streaming on iTunes ahead of its official release next week.
The British band are gearing up for the release of their sixth studio album on May 19 but fans have been given a chance to browse before they buy as the LP is currently playing completely free of charge on iTunes.
Coldplay will be releasing 'Ghost Stories' on May 19 (WENN)
'Ghost Stories' features the epic lead single 'Magic,' a ballad which is widely believed to be written about frontman Chris Martin's recent separation from actress wife Gwyneth Paltrow. The track peaked at number 10 in the UK and number 24 on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart.
Their latest single from the album, 'A Sky Full of Stars,' has proved popular after topping the charts in 88 countries while it is currently sitting at number eight.
Speaking about 'Ghost Stories' in his recent chat with BBC Radio 1's Zane Lowe, Martin said: “'The idea of Ghost Stories, for me, was ‘how do you let the things that happen to you in the past - your ghosts - how do you let them affect your present and your future?'
“Because there was a time when I was feeling like they were going to drag me down and ruin my life, and the lives of those around me. I was very lucky to meet a very good sufi teacher who started to introduce the idea of ‘if you sit with your experiences and the things you’ve been through, they alchemize.’”
He later continued: “I think in life everyone needs to be broken in some way… I think everyone in their life goes through challenges, whether it's love or money, kids or illness. You have to really not run away from that stuff.
“Up to a certain point in my life I wasn't completely vulnerable and it caused some problems. If you don't let love in then you can't really give it back. So what 'Ghost Stories' means to me is like, you've got to open yourself up to love and if you really do, of course it will be painful at times, but then it will be great at some point.”