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Coldplay's New Song 'Houston #1' Is A Country-Inspired Response To Hurricane Harvey

"I'm dreamin' of when I get back to Houston."

People all over the country and even around the world have been sending their love to Houston in the wake of Hurricane Harvey. Coldplay did the same Monday night during their Miami concert, except they chose to share their support through song.

Coldplay was scheduled to play in Houston just last week, but had to cancel because of the oncoming storm. Frontman Chris Martin, who earlier this month sang a tribute to Linkin Park's Chester Bennington, told the crowd at Miami's Hard Rock Stadium that he wanted to "send some of the beautiful atmosphere in here tonight over to Texas." He shared that the band had taken the time to write a song called "Houston #1" — and it might sound a bit different than what you're used to hearing from them.

"We all grew up loving country music," Martin said, "and of course that's kind of what we think of when we go to Texas. So if you'll bear with us, this is a new song, and we'll never play this again. It's a once-off ... and we're gonna sing it in Miami for everybody here, and then we're gonna send it over there to everyone that missed the show."

According to the Houston Chronicle, no date has been set yet to make up the Houston show, but the publication points out that, hopefully, the band will perform the song there if they end up going back. Based on the lyrics, it sounds like they're excited to return.

"I'm dreamin' of when I get back to Houston / I'm dreamin' of that very special place," Martin sings on the track. "I'm dreamin' of when Houston has no problems / In that city where they send you into space."

The song ends with the message to "keep on keepin' on" — and that's just what Houston is doing.

Watch the full performance in the video below:

(H/T: Huffington Post)

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