Coldplay reveal release date for new album Ghost Stories

The band also unveiled another track from the new album on YouTube

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Coldplay has announced the details of their new album Ghost Stories, revealing the release date and a new track.

Ghost Stories, the band’s sixth studio album, will be released on 19 May.

The band revealed the news on Twitter with a link to a track from the album called “Magic”.

“Our new album, Ghost Stories, is out on 19 May. Listen to the first single, Magic, now,” they wrote.

Ghost Stories will be Coldplay’s sixth studio album after their latest 2011 release Mylo Xyloto.

The band’s previous five studio albums have all reached number one in the UK official chart.

Last week Coldplay unveiled a new video for another track on the new album called “Midnight”.

The tracks mark a departure from the band’s radio-geared, stadium rock anthems, with a return to a more alternative sound.

Before “Midnight”, Coldplay’s most recent single was “Atlas”, which featured on the soundtrack of last year’s film The Hunger Games: Catching Fire.

The track, which was nominated in the best song written for visual media category at this year's Grammy awards, will not feature on Ghost Stories.

The band also recently announced they would play at the opening night of the first US iTunes festival on 11 March.

Ghost Stories is available to pre-order now.