Coldplay "Ghost Stories" Handwritten Lyrics Hidden in Libraries
Tue, 29 Apr 2014 11:25:10
Time to get that library card renewed, Coldplay fans.
Coldplay are revealing the lyrics for all nine songs from their upcoming Ghost Stories album by hiding singer Chris Martin's handwritten lyric sheets in libraries worldwide.
The lyrics will be hidden in ghost story books in libraries in nine countries, located across the planet.
It's a global scavenger hunt and fact-finding mission. Make that lyrics-finding mission!
Martin is a deft wordsmith and lyricist, so these words are certainly worthy seeking out.
Put down the iPhone, iPad, iWhatever, and hit the books. Literally. Nothing smells better than vintage books, housed in your local library.
Clues to the exact locations of the lyrics are posted from on the band's Twitter account --twitter.com/coldplay -- using the hashtag #lyricshunt.
Get to it.
The band's fans are encouraged to help solve the clues and visit their local library to see if they can find an envelope containing one of the unique lyrics sheets.
As the lyrics to a song are discovered, a photo of the lyric sheet will be posted, for all of the band's fans to see.
One of the hidden envelopes also contains a special Golden Ticket, giving the finder (and a guest) a free trip to London to see Coldplay perform at the Royal Albert Hall on July 1.
Now that's a great prize for all of your efforts.
The album, the band's sixth, lands at retail on May 19.
Will you look for the lyrics and Golden Ticket? Do it up! Libraries are like record stores – a key to our past. Be engaged by this process. We think it's a beyond-cool promo.