A new Coldplay album appears to be on the horizon, finally, with the band’s blog suggesting the follow-up to 2008’s Viva La Vida is coming along nicely.
A post at the band’s official online hub Roadie #42 hinted at the sterling work being done on the new LP, saying, “Back in the studio, the songs are now very much pushing their heads above the soil and straining towards the light.”
There had been speculation in recent months over the nature of Coldplay’s new album, their fifth, including some suggestion it could end up as a concept album. That doesn’t seem to be the case now. Meanwhile, a certain producer is back working with the band.
“[Producer] Brian [Eno] is back in the fold this week and the fellas are gathered around the mic for much of the time. It’s a tremendous thing to get close up to.
The blog continues, “I suspect that the band has had a reasonable idea all along of how things will feel when they’re finished, in the same way that a sculptor sees the finished piece, but just needs to dig it out of the block. There’s been much chiselling and smoothing and now things are really developing a recognisable form and an emotional resonance.
“There’s no better aural equivalent of the bursting growth of spring than the laying on of backing vocals.”
The band are expected to play new material at various upcoming European festival appearances. News of the album will typically be greeted by bed-wetting excitement from their legions of fans, along with groans of horror from those not so partial. Either way, this was a great video: