One of the biggest rock groups of recent times Coldplay gave some interesting details regarding their next album to BBC’s Radio 1. Lead singer Chris Martin revealed some of the topics of the new album ranging from “love, addiction, OCD, escape and working for someone you don’t like” as well as being a “thinly veiled account of what happens within the group.” Of course the album talks about love (what album doesn’t?) but the topics of addiction, OCD, and ‘working for someone you don’t like’ should be interesting ideas to explore musically and something tells me this could some of Coldplay’s most interesting work to date.
While the topics may seem depressing, the band also made sure to include that the album would include a lot of uplifting, positive material as well. *yawn*
Coldplay’s drummer (quick! What’s his name?! Then again, do you know anyone else’s name in Coldplay other than Chris Martin…) Will Champion gave an interesting quote about the album saying:
There’s a phrase which my wife told me from a book, I can’t remember which book, but a man is asked, ‘Are you married?’ And he says, ‘Yes, of course I’m married. I have a wife, kids, the whole catastrophe.’ Catastrophe just means something big and seismic but not necessarily bad. It’s all about embracing the whole thing. Appreciating the good and bad and realising it’s all part of life.
I just liked that quote.
Coldplay are currently hitting the studio with many of the same producers from their chart-topping 2008 release Viva La Vida Or Death And All His Friends and based on how atypical some of the tracks from that album were could mean this album could end up being really great–or really played out; we’ll just have to wait and see.