Proceeds of Coldplay's New Song 'ALIENS' to go to MOAS
Coldplay have unveiled a new song, A L I E N S, from their forthcoming Kaleidoscope EP. As patrons of the Migrant Offshore Aid Station (MOAS), all proceeds from the song will be donated to the charity to help with the rescue efforts for migrants and refugees in the Mediterranean.
A L I E N S was co-written by Brian Eno, and co-produced by Eno and Markus Dravs (Arcade Fire, Kings Of Leon, Mumford & Sons).
The song is taken from the Kaleidoscope EP available to download and stream on 14 July, and later released on CD and vinyl on 4 August. The full track listing is as follows:
All I Can Think About Is You
Miracles (Someone Special) - Coldplay & Big Sean
A L I E N S
Something Just Like This (Tokyo Remix) - Coldplay & The Chainsmokers
A L I E N S animated lyric video, directed by Diane Martel and Ben Jones:
The Kaleidoscope EP is available to pre-order now via Coldplay.com and download stores (pre-orders online also receivie All I Can Think About Is You and A L I E N S). The EP follows the band’s acclaimed A Head Full Of Dreams album which has sold more than 5 million copies around the world since its release in December 2015.
Coldplay have been supporting MOAS’ search-and-rescue efforts and their campaign for the creation of safe and legal routes for migrants and refugees to Europe. Previously Coldplay and MOAS also collaborated on the creation of the ‘I AM YOU’ t-shirt which is still available for purchase.
Regina Catrambone, co-founder and Director of MOAS said,
“We are grateful for Coldplay’s continuous support for MOAS’ cause and mission. Since 2014, we have rescued over 39,000 lives, but it is now more than ever before that we need help and solidarity. While we continue to be present at sea, we are also working to implement safe and legal routes in order to give some hope to those held hostage in detention centres.”
Co-founder Christopher Catrambone added,
“Coldplay’s music is a wakeup call to the world, bringing awareness to the plight of migrants and refugees. We need new and creative ways to educate people of the realities and pain that they have been through. Without empathy, we are lost.”
MOAS is a Malta-based registered charity dedicated to preventing the loss of life by providing professional search-and-rescue services at sea. Operating with both maritime and aerial assets, the MOAS team is made up of professional SAR personnel, a medical crew and international humanitarians. MOAS continues to advocate for long term solutions and the creation of alternatives to dangerous sea crossings.
*Image credit: Chris Martin by Christopher Johnson (globalite) on Flickr CC BY-SA 2.0 via Wikimedia Commons
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