It has been years in the making it Coldplay and BTS have finally released a song together. It has been months of rumors that lead up to official announcements by both sides that two of the biggest groups in the UK and Sooth Korea (and the world) were coming together for a new song.



Most of the promotion has come from Coldplay’s Chris Martin who first stirred up talk after his visit to South Korea a few months back and just this month officially announced that the band did in fact collaborate with BTS for an Becky hour and Korean track in their upcoming album, Music of the Spheres. The first tease Coldplayers and ARMY received of the track was TikTok videos released on both groups accounts where they are seen singing the chorus together in the studio.

Prior to this weeks visit to the UN as South Korean Envoys, BTS tweeted a photo with Chris Martin saying “It’s Coming” and just this week Coldplay released a schedule of what’s to come for the track in the next couple of days.

The track official dropped on Self ever 25th at 12AM EST and was immediately greeting with positive messages and massive YouTube view count for the lyric video. The video has already been watched over 10 million times since it’s release.

In an interview with Zane Lowe on Apple Music 1, Chor aMartin explained why he chose to work with BTS and how moved and motivated he is with their message of acceptance and love towards others. “I love them, and we love them, and it’s been such a joy. It’s something you could look at so cynically, and we have at times, but anytime there’s actual communication or music between us, it just feels so good.”

“So, I unabashedly and unashamedly feel really grateful for the song, grateful for the person that inspired the song, and grateful for the people we sing it with.” He went on to explain how the collaboration came about saying that the love song “came from a loving text”. He went on: “and it had been in my mind for a while that someone had said BTS were wondering if we’d do a song for them or something like that. And the phrase, ‘My universe,’ in this text was like, ‘Oh, that’s a cool song title.’”

“So, occasionally I ask producers we’re working with if they have any spare loops they don’t know what to do with, and that’s often how our pop songs come about. Anyway, Bill, who we work with a lot, this guy called Bill Rahko, I said, ‘Do you ever make tracks?’ And he’d made this loop, this track with a bit of vocals on it. And I said, ‘Oh, please, can I take that away?’ I’m not a great driver, but I was driving around, and then the chorus of ‘My Universe’ just landed.

So, I drove straight back to the studio, I said, ‘Okay, let’s put this down now.’ This is all in the same day. Then I started singing the chorus, and it felt good. So then I called Phil, our fifth member, and Max Martin and said, ‘I think we’ve got a song to give to BTS.’ And they said, ‘Why don’t we hold onto it and give it to BTS.’ And then we started communicating with BTS and then went to Korea.”

The lyric video features lines handwritten by both groups, in both English and Korean, and the song’s music video will be directed by Dave Meyers, who just worked with Coldplay on their “Higher Power” visual. The lyrics themselves focuses on the importance of love and being able to love no matter who or where you’re from. You can read them in full below including the English translation to the Korean.

Take a listen to “My Universe” below which is also now available on iTunes, Spotify, Apple Music, Amazon Music, Tidal, Deezer, and at the Coldplay Online shop.

You (You), you are (You are) my universe
And I (I), just want (Just want) to put you first
You (You), you are (You are) my universe, and I

[Verse 1: Chris Martin]
In the night, I lie and look up at you
When the morning comes, I watch you rise
There’s a paradise they couldn’t capture
That bright infinity inside your eyes

[Pre-Chorus: Jung Kook, AllJung Kook & Chris Martin]
I fly to you every night (Fly)
Forgetting that it’s just a dream
I meet you with a smile (Meet)
Never ending forever, baby

[Chorus: Chris Martin, All]
You (You), you are (You are) my universe
And I (I), just want (Just want) to put you first
And you (You), you are (You are) my universe
And you make my world light up inside

[Verse 2: V, RM, RM & Chris Martin, RM & Jimin]
Darkness used to be more comfortable for me
Within the long shadows (Eyes)
And they said that we can’t be together
Because, because we come from different sides

[Chorus: Chris Martin, All]
You (You), you are (You are) my universe
And I (I), just want (Just want) to put you first
And you (You), you are (You are) my universe
And you make my world light up inside

[Post-Chorus: All, Jin]
My universe (Do-do, do-do)
My universe (Do-do, do-do)
My universe (Do-do, do-do)
(You make my world)
You make my world light up inside
Make my world light up inside

[Bridge: j-hope, SUGA]
What brightens me up
Are the stars embroidered with your love
In my universe, you
Make another world for me
Because, you are my stars and my universe
These hardships are just temporary
Always shine bright as you always do
We will follow you through this long night

[Pre-Chorus: Jung Kook, Jung Kook & Jimin, Chris Martin & Jung Kook]
I fly together with you
When I’m without you I’m crazy
Come hold my hand now
We are made of each other, baby

[Chorus: Chris Martin, All]
You (You), you are (You are) my universe
And I (I), just want (Just want) to put you first (To put you first)
And you (You), you are (You are) my universe
And you make my world light up inside

[Post-Chorus: All]
My universe (Do-do, do-do)
You, you are (You are)
My universe (Do-do, do-do)
I, just want (Just want)
My universe
You, you are (You are) my universe, and I
My universe