Coldplay have surprise-released a new song under the name Los Unidades. “E-Lo,” featuring Pharrell and Jozzy, leads Global Citizen EP 1, a new four-track release also featuring Stormzy, David Guetta, Stargate, Cassper Nyovest, Wizkid, Tiwa Savage, and more. Listen to “E-Lo” below. The EP ties in with the “Mandela 100” Global Citizen festival next month, headlined by a joint Chris Martin and Pharrell set, alongside performances from Beyoncé, JAY-Z, and more.
While Los Unidades’ identity has not yet been confirmed, the band members registered the name as a trademark, as fan account ColdplayXtra points out. In addition, the “E-Lo” writers include Coldplay’s Chris Martin, Will Champion, Jonny Buckland, and Guy Berryman, according to the song credits on TIDAL.
Coldplay manager Dave Holmes, who co-curated the festival with Martin, said in a press release, “It was a real honour to help further the Global Citizen movement by putting together this release alongside Chris and Parlophone. We’ve ended up with so many incredible performers, and we’re all extremely proud of the finished EP. May it be the first of many.”
Global Citizen EP 1:
01 Stargate: “Rise Up” [ft. Nelson Mandela]
02 Los Unidades / Pharrell Williams: “E-Lo” [ft. Jozzy]
03 Cassper Nyovest / Los Unidades
: “Timbuktu” [ft. Stormzy and Jess Kent]
04 Stargate / Los Unidades: “Voodoo” [ft. Tiwa Savage, Wizkid, Danny Ocean and David Guetta]