Coldplay to donate proceeds from new single to help migrants

Chris Martin of the Coldplay performs during the One Love Manchester benefit concert for the victims of the Manchester Arena terror attack at Emirates Old Trafford, Greater Manchester, Britain on June 4, 2017.
Chris Martin of the Coldplay performs during the One Love Manchester benefit concert for the victims of the Manchester Arena terror attack at Emirates Old Trafford, Greater Manchester, Britain on June 4, 2017.PHOTO: REUTERS

NEW YORK (AFP) - British rockers Coldplay have released a new song written with ambient legend Brian Eno, with proceeds to support migrants who make the dangerous journey to Europe across the Mediterranean.

Aliens, released late on Thursday (July 6) alongside an animated video, is the latest single from Coldplay's upcoming EP Kaleidoscope.

Coldplay said proceeds from Aliens would support the Migrant Offshore Aid Station, a charity in Malta which sends search-and-rescue teams to save some among the thousands making the dangerous trek to Europe.

Coldplay said the band co-wrote the song with Eno, the godfather of ambient music, who is known for his work with late singer David Bowie.

The band have long championed humanitarian causes and released the song just after playing the latest Global Citizen concert in Germany, which aimed to press the Group of 20 major economies to commit to development.