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Coldplay perform “Hymn for the Weekend” and “Up&Up“ on Colbert — watch

on May 18, 2016, 10:35am

 

Doesn’t it seem like Coldplay can pretty much do whatever they want these days? An air of comfort has enveloped the band since they released A Head Full of Dreams at the tail end of last year, and nothing — not critics, not even rumors of an imminent breakup — can puncture it. Last night, for example, frontman Chris Martin took it upon himself to pen lyrics to the Late Show with Stephen Colbert theme song. Well, “lyrics” may be a bit of a stretch; the singer essentially scatted the trumpet and sax portions, but Colbert still thought he was “f*cking genius.”

Later on, and looking a lot more in their own element than they did in their most recent music video, Martin and Co. brought their good vibes to the Late Show stage, dazzling the audience with a colorful performance of their hit “Hymn for the Weekend”. They even stuck around for a web-exclusive rendition of their latest single, the  dreamy “Up&Up”. Watch the former above, and check out the latter and Martin’s rendition of the Late Show theme below.

“Up&Up”:

Chris Martin Sings the Late Show Theme Song:

This wasn’t Coldplay’s first brush with Colbert; if you’ll recall, they stopped by The Colbert Report (RIP) in 2011 for a live performance of Mylo Xyloto single ”Paradise”. In more current news, the band recently expanded its North American tour. View their full updated itinerary here.

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