Coldplay finish their fourth album

Chris Martin and co. get busy mixing their forthcoming record

Coldplay have completed recording on their eagerly-awaited fourth album, which is currently being mixed.

The album, the follow-up to 2005’s ‘X&Y’, has been produced by Brian Eno, Markus Dravs and the band themselves, and is expected to be released sometime in the summer.

The band’s manager, Dave Holmes, said: “They’re in the final mixing [stage]. They’ll start mastering, and away we go. I think it’s their best album. They’ve really delivered. It’s a fantastic record.”

No final title has yet been announced, although there has been continual speculation that the album will be called ‘Prospekt’, which the band has denied.

Speaking to Billboard, Holmes also shed light on the band’s plans for touring, which will include a collaboration with set designer and lighting expert Paul Normandale.

He said: “If we can pull this off it’s going to be quite different. We’re going to try something a little different in the arena space.

“They’re really looking forward to touring and getting back out there.”

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