Coldplay: ‘New album might be stripped-back’

By in February 26, 2013 • Filed in: News & Rumors

Coldplay have suggested that their next album will be more stripped-back.

The group spoke about plans for what would be their sixth studio record backstage at the Brits on Wednesday (February 20), after picking up the prize for ‘Best Live Band’.

Asked about new material by Radio 2′s Jo Whiley, guitarist Jonny Buckland said: “There is a theoretical album [in the works].”

Drummer Will Champion went on to say: “Me and Jonny have been going into the studio just noodling; we go in and noodle for an hour and then go get a cup of tea or coffee! No, there’s rumblings [of a new album].”

When Whiley proposed that Coldplay’s next project could be more stripped-back and acoustic, Champion replied: “Yeah, that might be nice, actually. There’s only so far you can go without becoming pompous and a bit overblown.”

Champion added to BBC Newsbeat that the band’s latest sessions are sounding “absolutely dreadful”, adding: “[It's] garbage, abstract, avant-garde nonsense. So you shall never hear of it, even if we released it you’d never hear it.” [Source]

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