Coldplay take more experimental route on new album

Chris Martin: 'We started to use more colours'

Coldplay claim they are taking a less populist approach on their new album.

The band also claim that their upcoming fourth record will spell a new chapter for them.

Guitarist Jonny Buckland said: “We felt like the first three albums were a trilogy and we finished that. So we wanted to do something different.”

Speaking to Rolling Stone, frontman Chris Martin described their new approach.

He said: “Whether or not it’s good, we certainly started to use more colours. It’s impossible to please everybody, and it took us a while to learn that.”

Producer Brian Eno has reportedly improved the band’s working methods, making them take more breaks in recording, for example.

Possible lead single ’42’ is reportedly a three-part epic complete with strings and beats, while ‘Strawberry Swing’ is said to incorporate African influences.

The follow-up to 2005’s ‘X&Y’ is due out later this year.

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