True Love is a song recorded by Coldplay. The song was originally recorded for the band's sixth studio Ghost Stories, where it appears as the fourth track. It was released by Parlophone as the third single from Ghost Stories style="color:rgb(37,37,37);font-family:sans-serif;line-height:22.3999996185303px;"> on 14 August 2014. The song was written by Guy Berryman, Jonny Buckland, Chris Martin and Will Champion, with production being done by Coldplay, Paul Epworth,Daniel Green and Rik Simpson, while American record producer Timbaland provided additional drums.
The song's main instrumentation consists in heavy rhythms, dancing synths and wallowing strings. It also features a guitar solo. Lyrically, "True Love" talks about heartache and how the protagonist can't bear the pain of losing his lover. The song's lyrics were addressed to be about Martin's divorce from his wife Gwyneth Paltrow, a recurrent theme on the whole album. Martin has claimed that "True Love" is the band's favorite track it has ever written.
The song generally received positive reviews from most music critics, who commended the song's raw honesty and its lyrics, which were seen as haunting and painfully truthful. Commercially successful in Belgium and the Netherlands, "True Love" did not chart on the UK Singles Chart. The accompanying music video for the song was directed by Jonas Åkerlund, who also directed the "Magic" video. It was shot in Los Angeles, choreographed by Blanca Li and centres around a tale of two ballet-loving outsiders, played by Martin and Canadian actress Jessica Lucas.