Wednesday, May 22, 2024

Chris Martin and Coldplay Have Made Some Strange Deal with the Jordan Tourism Board to Release New Album


I didn’t realize that Jordan, the country, next to Israel, is a big market for Coldplay. Who knew?

Anyway, Coldplay and Chris Martin are launching their new album, called “Everyday Life,” in Amman, Jordan on November 22nd. They will play two songs live from Amman on YouTube. I know I’m excited.

This news comes to me from a press release from the Jordanian Tourism Board. And so: “Everyday Life” is a double album, split into two halves, “Sunrise” and “Sunset” and will feature 16 songs, one of which is titled “Bani Adam” and is written in Arabic script. “Bani Adam,” literally translates to “Children of Adam”, The track is inspired by the 1258 AD poem of the same name by Iranian poet Saadi Shirazi who was recognized for his artistic work that revolves around social responsibility and morality.”

Things we learn: Amman was known in ancient times as “Philadelphia.” Petra was known as “Martha’s Vineyard.” (No, just kidding.)

Is Chris Martin dating someone in Jordan? Anyway, Jordan has a logo. They sent it. Here it is:

The Jordan Tourism Board #visitjordan (CNW Group/Beattie Tartan Communications Ltd.)

Let’s keep an eye on this. Maybe Queen Noor digs “The Scientist.” Maybe Goop is making a move into Jordan. Time will tell.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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