Coldplay’s Oracle looks back at the ‘In My Place’ video

More questions answered by The Oracle… (submit yours now!)

September 10, 2009 – submitted by Christina, United States of America
Q. Oracle, I was watching the In My Place music video and remembered something to ask… do you know who those people are sitting wayyy in the background that Chris runs up to? I’m sure you do, you’re the Oracle. :]! Thanks a bunch!
The Oracle replies:
Indeed I do; the stylist on the shoot and EMI’s video commissioner. They were sat on the step when the band were setting up and the video’s director – Sophie Muller – asked them to stay there to show the size of the room.

September 10, 2009 – submitted by Emily, United Kingdom
Q. Dear Oracle, You responded to a question today about accents and you said that Chris was not born or raised in London. Where was he born in raised? I could have sworn it was London. Thanks!
The Oracle replies:
He was born and brought up in Devon; he went to London to study and as he says “to meet Jonny, Will & Guy”.


September 10, 2009 – submitted by Shihui, Singapore
Q. Dear Oracle, How many questions do you receive a day?
The Oracle replies:
A few of you wanted to know the answer to this so I decided to let you know; it’s well over a hundred every day.

September 10, 2009 – submitted by Daan, United Kingdom
Q. Hi Oracle, In response to your question about the highest note sung by Chris on a CP studio album, it is indeed Everything’s Not Lost, where around 4:12 Chris goes up to a C sharp just over an octave above middle C. For as far as the bet goes, I’m afraid it’s a draw. He goes up to B flat just less than an octave above middle C as the top note in both songs: in Fix You it’s the top note of the melody in the verse (verse 1, at 0:37, “reverse”; verse 2, at 1:04, “worse”; verse 3, at 2:08, “worth”) and in Talk “tell me how you feel”, on “feel” at 2:17. So you were half-right Oracle. Fix You sounds higher because it’s sung in a more fragile way, which is possible because of the lighter instrumentation. And yes, I have too much time on my hands today. Glad to be of help.
The Oracle replies:
Wow, the response to that question has been phenomenal but Daan, if there was a prize for most effort put into a reply, this would definitely get it!
But… Easy to Please goes pretty high doesn’t it? (Yes coldplaying.com forum, I got that from you!)

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