The music industry never sleeps

By Katie Olson

In the last post, I reviewed two albums that were released today: Morning Phase and St. Vincent. But it seems like the music world wanted to give us more, because a handful of creative endeavors were released today. Below, you’ll find today’s highlights.

“Midnight” music video from Coldplay

Today the well-known British rock outfit, Coldplay, released a music video for their single, “Midnight”. The band hasn’t released any official news regarding an album and there aren’t any plans for a tour, but rumors are circulating about a sixth full-length LP release. Rolling Stone calls the track “dark and chilly,” and the music video captures that perfectly. Now fans are just left with their fingers crossed, hoping for concrete news of a new, perhaps more experimental, album.

The Haim sisters continue to dominate

At the end of September of 2013, Haim released their first and highly-anticipated album Days Are Gone. The sisters have been touring for the better part of the months since the album’s release, but they found time to release a music video for their song “If I Could Change Your Mind”. It was choreographed by Fatima Robinson, who worked on many of Aaliyah’s music videos.

As if that wasn’t enough, BBC Radio 1 uploaded a video of the sisters performing a cover of Beyoncé’s “XO” in the station’s Live Lounge. The sisters have been known to tweet about their love for Beyoncé and her music. The youngest band member, Alana, tweeted about “XO” last month.

Ellie Goulding releases new track for Divergent film

This morning, British pop star Ellie Goulding released a lyric video for “Beating Heart”, a song expected to be on the Divergent soundtrack. The film is due for release on March 21, and the soundtrack is rumored to feature a track from Zedd and other EDM and pop artists.

New albums to stream

As of today, Real Estates’s second effort Atlas and Pharrell’s G I R L are available to stream on iTunes First Play. The soundtrack for Wes Anderson’s new film The Grand Budapest Hotel is available to stream via Pitchfork Advance.

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