Two days before the long-awaited release of their eighth studio album, Everyday Life, Coldplay have just put out two brand-new songs.

The tracks are called “Daddy” and “Champion of the World”and serve as the album’s fourth and fifth singles overall. They were released on Wednesday.

“Daddy” dropped alongside a visually stunning music video directed by Åsa Lucander and produced by Aardman Animations (“Wallce & Gromit”). The enticing feature also included puppetry from practical effects studio, Brunskill & Grimes.

While “Champion of the World” came with only a lyric video, it was written by Coldplay’s Chris Martin as a tribute to the late-Frightened Rabbit frontman, Scott Hutchison.

Martin, 42, utilized Colplay’s official Twitter account to write about Hutchison’s contibutions.

“Scott had a song called ‘Los Angeles Be Kind’, which I love,” he wrote.

“When I first heard it, I thought it was going to go one way; but it went another. Anyway Champion of the World is the song that came from following the other path, and that’s why Scott is a co-writer on this song.”

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Martin also dedicated it to the fallen musician as a birthday present.

“Today is also his birthday,” he wrote. “So happy birthday, Scott, and thank you for your beautiful music, wherever you are.”

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Coldplay’s highly-anticipated eighth studio album will serve as the followup to 2015’s A Head Full of Dreams.

“Daddy” and “Champion of the World are now available through all major streaming platforms.

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Everyday Life is now available to be pre-ordered through the official Coldplay website.

The 16-track record will be released by Parlaphone Records worldwide this Friday, Nov. 22.

Everyday Life tracklist:

Sunrise (Side 1)
1. Sunrise
2. Church
3. Trouble in Town
4. Broken 
5. Daddy
6. WOTW / POTP
7. Arabesque
8. When I Need a Friend

Sunset (Side 2)
1. Guns
2. Orphans
3. Èkó
4. Cry Cry Cry
5. Old Friends
6. بني آدم
7. Champion of the World
8. Everyday Life

adam.wallis@globalnews.ca