Coldplay: ‘Our new album has Hispanic theme’

Chris Martin and co talk about their new songs

Coldplay have revealed that their new album, currently being recorded by the band in Barcelona, has a “Hispanic theme”.

Writing on their website blog, the band sent an update from their sessions which have moved from inital recordings in London to Spain.

“The sights, sounds and flavours of Latin America and Spain have definitely been infused on this album. The band visited Argnentina, Chile, Brazil and Mexico earlier this year,” they explained. “Chris [Martin] then came up with the idea of recording in Spain. The music and lyrics have begun to reflect the strengthening Hispanic theme.”

The band went on to explain that despite the Hispanic theme, there wouldn’t be any carnival-style instruments on the album.

“No maracas or castanets,” they wrote, “but a vibrancy and colourfulness that owes much to the atmosphere of Buenos Aires and Barcelona”.

The follow-up to 2005’s ‘X&Y’ is expected sometime in 2008.