Coldplay get galactic with airy album ‘Music of the Spheres’

NEW YORK (AP) — The last time Coldplay put out an album, it was like a warm embrace of the Earth. This time, the British foursome has gone bigger — cosmically bigger. “Music of the Spheres” is a spacy 12-track collection with waves of synth and airy melodies. Acknowledges lead singer Chris Martin: “It is a bit grander in its sound.”  This time, the band teamed up with super producer Max Martin, who they credit with a less-is-more approach. He helped the songs breathe for a band known for rich orchestrations. The album comes out Friday.