Coldplay: ”Mylo Xyloto’ is a schizophrenic album’

Band also reveal they scrapped plans to release two albums in quick succession

Coldplay have labeled their new studio album ‘Mylo Xyloto’ as a “schizophrenic album”.

The band released the album, which is their fifth full length effort, yesterday (October 24) and have said that the album’s strange title reflects the variation of song type on the record.

Frontman Chris Martin told MTV News of the band’s new LP: “It’s definitely a schizophrenic album, it keeps changing sounds. That’s why we called it such a strange thing, ‘Mylo Xyloto’. Because we felt like so many people have already made up their minds about us, both good and bad, that we can sort of start again from scratch and try and reflect all the music we listen to and we love.”


Drummer Will Champion also said the band realised that their plans to produce an acoustic album disintegrated as soon as they wrote recent single ‘Paradise’ and that the band had it in their minds at one point to release two albums in quick succession.

He added:

Very early on in the process of recording this record, we were playing a lot of acoustic instruments and we had it in our mind that we might try to record a small-sounding, intimate, reflective record. And then ‘Paradise’ came about, and it dawned on us that we couldn’t play it in that acoustic style. So we thought, ‘OK, we’ll finish this one and then we’ll do another record,’ and the realization came very quickly that we can’t really focus on more than one thing at once.

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