Coldplay Reveal Vinyl Plans For New Album 'Moon Music': 100% Recycled Water Bottles

18 June 2024 | 9:23 am | Mary Varvaris

Not just environmentally friendly vinyl—Moon Music's CD editions will be the first in the world to be released as EcoCDs made from 90% recycled plastic.


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Coldplay have announced the release date of their tenth album, Moon Music, and for the record’s first single, feelslikeimfallinginlove (not entitled First Time, as it turns out).

In addition to announcing the album rollout, the British band have revealed their plans to unveil the most ecologically sustainable vinyl record ever made.

Vinyl copies of Moon Music will be made from 100% recycled plastic bottles—nine recycled PET plastic bottles recovered from consumer waste, that is.

Coldplay notes that pressing onto recycled bottles will avoid manufacturing over 25 metric tonnes of virgin plastic and reduce CO2 emissions by 85% compared to pressing ordinary 140g vinyl albums, NME reports.

The band won’t just be going environmentally friendly with vinyl, either: CD editions of Moon Music will be the first in the world to be released as EcoCDs made from 90% recycled plastic. The EcoCD will provide a 78% reduction in CO2 emissions compared to the traditional method of CD manufacture.

Coldplay will also sell a “notebook edition” of the album, which aims to replicate singer Chris Martin’s real-life notebook, featuring 28 pages of lyrics, notes, and illustrations.

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According to The Guardian, 70% of the plastic on the notebook edition was caught by the environmental nonprofit The Ocean Cleanup in Rio Las Vacas, Guatemala, ensuring it didn’t enter the Gulf of Honduras and the Atlantic Ocean.

Produced by Swedish hitmaker Max Martin (Britney Spears, Taylor Swift, Ariana Grande), Moon Music will be released on Friday, 4 October, and the teased first single feelslikeimfallinginlove will drop this Friday (21 June).

You can pre-order/pre-save the album here and pre-save the single here.

Coldplay will headline the iconic Glastonbury Festival later this month. In October and November, they will return to Australia and New Zealand for four nights at Melbourne’s Marvel Stadium, four nights at Sydney’s Acor Stadium, and three shows at Auckland’s Eden Park.

You can find more information about the shows here.