Coldplay Discuss New Album

Originally posted on January 12, 2005 10:04 PM

Both Coldplay's singer Chris Martin and drummer Will Champion have been talking about the hugely anticipated follow up album to 'A Rush Of Blood To The Head', and the band's plans to play series of low key intimate dates later this year.

While the rumour mill has already gone into overdrive about the contents and release date of the new album, Chris Martin has been speaking about how the recording process (a traditionally fraught time for Coldplay – the pressure or recording AROBTTH almost drove them to spilt) has been progressing.

"Writing is what we've been doing all day, every day" he explained to NME, "It's been quite turbulent. We've been through a lot of songs and a lot of sounds, a lot of studios. It took us a long time to realise the four of us should go into a rehearsal room again and play together rather than rely on technological assistance."

"We've got some fucking good songs. That's one thing we are sure of. I don't think we'll top this. I always say that, but this time I really mean it. I really don't think we'll top it."

Tracks which are expected to appear on the record include 'Square One', 'Talk', 'Till Kingdom Come', 'X&Y', 'The Hardest Part'. Drummer Will Champion has also touted a new track enetitled [sic] 'What If?' as a possible single, telling the BBC, "I think it's one to watch out for in my opinion".

Champion also discussed the number of songs on the record, saying "We've got about 14 or 15 to chose from, but we want to try for 10, or 11 would be perfect. The first song has got to be a statement of intent. We don't want to dilute anything of this hopefully brilliant album."

He went on to explain that while no tour dates had been booked as yet, the band intended to play some low key concerts as a warm up for a proper tour in 2005, saying, "We've got to rehearse first. We'll start off with some small gigs and then go to America for some of what they call 'buzz gigs'. We've got some great plans to play some interesting places though. I don't know when and where yet."

As for the album's title, the drummer simply said the band were "Not sure yet. We've got a few things to choose from."

Source: XFM Online

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