Coldplay Whets Fans' Appetites with Album Details
Fri, 27 Jul 2007 12:45:46
The members of Coldplay posted a handwritten note on their website revealing more details behind the recording process of a fourth studio record. While we don't take everything written on the Internet seriously, the British foursome alleges that the new record will have a "strengthening Hispanic theme."
"The sights, sounds and flavors of Latin America and Spain have definitely been infused into this album," the note read. "The band visited Argentina, Chile, Brazil and Mexico earlier this year. Chris [Martin] then came up with the idea of recording in Spain. The music and lyrics have begun to reflect the strengthening Hispanic theme. No maracas or castanets, but a vibrancy and colorfulness that owes much to the atmospheres of Buenos Aires [Argentina] and Barcelona. The effect is subtle but important."
Coldplay is working on this anticipated album with production legend Brian Eno, which sounds, to us, like an inspired union. The post also reveals more insight into the (rather spiritual sounding) recording process.
"We've been traveling light - an acoustic guitar, a couple of mics, a laptop and some headphones. We're recording in Barcelona, moving from church to church, setting up where we can: in front of the altar, under the pulpit. We've been playing at the feet of archangels. It's an odd scene: a host of saints look down impassively upon four unkempt bandmembers, circled around a single mic stand, singing loudly together as recorded guitars reverberate around the church. They're laying down backing vocals. Brian often joins them: group singing is one of his greatest joys."
— ARTISTdirect Staff 07/27/07