Coldplay announce new album in a letter to a fan

Image caption The band haven’t released a new recording since 2015 ‘s A Head Full Of Dreams

Coldplay have humbly announced their first album in four years, by sending a letter to one of their fans.

“For the last 100 years or thereabouts, we have been working on a thing called Daily life, ” said the band in the typewritten message.

It will be a doubled recording, separated into two halves, announced Sunrise and Sunset, and secreted on 22 November.

The letter was signed by all four members of the band – but the recipient initially thought it was a hoax.

“Fake alert! ” said Lena Tayara on Twitter, alongside a picture of the gold-embossed card. “Got this in the post this morning … Can’t see why anybody would mail it.”