Out of this world performance: Astronaut helps Coldplay debut new single Higher Power featuring dancing alien holograms via International Space Station

Coldplay have premiered their new single with the help of French astronaut Thomas Pesquet on board the International Space Station (ISS).

Coldplay performing their new single with the help of French astronaut Thomas Pesquet onboard the International Space Station (Photo: Coldplay/PA Wire).

A special performance of Higher Power featuring dancing alien holograms was sent up to Mr Pesquet, who gave the track its first play after midnight on board the station.

The award-winning band, fronted by Chris Martin, also joined the 43-year-old aerospace engineer for a conversation via video call.

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In the recorded performance, the four-piece are seen playing in colourful outfits in front of shipping containers, while a troupe of hologram dancers perform in front of them.

The Max Martin-produced song was teased last week via a cryptic video and website referencing an Alien Radio.

A snippet of the track later appeared on TikTok for a 24-hour period.

Coldplay will perform Higher Power at the Brit Awards on Tuesday, openingg the ceremony from a pontoon on the River Thames.

The band will also play during Glastonbury's Live At Worthy Farm global livestream on May 22.

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