A limited edition CD single is also available to pre-order from the Coldplay Store (alongside a range of Higher Power merch).
The band said on Twitter: “Higher Power is a song that arrived on a little keyboard and a bathroom sink at the start of 2020. It was produced by Max Martin who is a true wonder of the universe. It’s out on Friday 7 May. Love c, g, w & j”
The announcement confirms fan rumours that have circulated since last week, when cryptic billboards around the world pointed to a mysterious website called alienradio.fm. The band’s fans managed to decipher the letter-like symbols to uncover the song title and release date.