LP7- "A Head Full Of Dreams"

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Most of the others is just the same questions-answers over and over
You mean to say that you don't like the other interviews where they ask if this is their last album for the 20th time? [emoji12]

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Crazy we are already a few months away from AHFOD's 2nd Birthday.

I feel like I have already consumed every review, interview, article, etc of the album, but still feel like we are missing a track-by-track breakdown? With (almost) every other album I feel like we got an idea of what they were going for on each track, but I feel like they have hardly commented on AHFOD, Birds, Kaleidoscope, Fun, Army of One, Amazing Day? And for most the KEP tracks as well....

Anybody have some piece of media that I missed that gets more into it?
Interviewers don't ask questions that the diehard fans like us want to hear answered (like, I don't know, maybe questions about the actual music they create?). It pisses me off when interviewers ask about personal lives. I couldn't give 2 sh*ts about Gwyneth Paltrow.
Zane Lowe's interview with Chris is the best interview. Both times with Howard Stern were great too, for the most part.
I also really like the interviews when they come into their studio, or when they have them reflect on old albums.

If I had 20 minutes with the band, like you said, I would ask about each song on the album, or how Chris wrote the song "Birds" or whatever, or their specific feelings a decade later on X&Y and each track on it. But the general public doesn't care about that. They care about how Beyonce is on the new album, or how Chris is dealing with his divorce.

And I feel like I've watched/read every interview available for the entirety of the band's career, and I don't ever hear anything about the rest of the band's writing, like how Jonny comes up with his excellent lead guitar lines and riffs.
 

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Interviewers don't ask questions that the diehard fans like us want to hear answered (like, I don't know, maybe questions about the actual music they create?). It pisses me off when interviewers ask about personal lives. I couldn't give 2 sh*ts about Gwyneth Paltrow.
Zane Lowe's interview with Chris is the best interview. Both times with Howard Stern were great too, for the most part.
I also really like the interviews when they come into their studio, or when they have them reflect on old albums.

If I had 20 minutes with the band, like you said, I would ask about each song on the album, or how Chris wrote the song "Birds" or whatever, or their specific feelings a decade later on X&Y and each track on it. But the general public doesn't care about that. They care about how Beyonce is on the new album, or how Chris is dealing with his divorce.

And I feel like I've watched/read every interview available for the entirety of the band's career, and I don't ever hear anything about the rest of the band's writing, like how Jonny comes up with his excellent lead guitar lines and riffs.
THIS.

The number of times in AHFOD Era interviews in which the main question was "What was it like to call up Beyoncé ?" instead of anything about how the music is written. And it is true that no one ever talks about how Jonny creates his guitar riffs or Will develops drum patterns.
And no one ever cares to ask about older B-sides, some of which literally know nothing about - how they were written, what inspired them etc.
 

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I would like to know Chris's explanation on XMTS
We actually do know a little bit about the making of X Marks The Spot:

You’ve said you wanted to write a song for Rihanna. The hidden song on this album, X Marks the Spot, sounds like one you might have done for her?

Funnily enough that’s the one Stargate didn’t do. We did that with our sound guy Dan (Green) who makes tracks in his spare time. When the album was about to be handed in I asked Dan if he had any drumbeats, I wanted to send a video message to my brother. He gave me this thing he’d been working on, I made this silly message for my brother. I went upstairs for a drink and this melody and lyrics just came pouring through, I ran back down and asked Dan if we could use the track, we made X Marks the Spot in 10 minutes. F--- it, let’s take a risk and put it on there. I love that song.


http://www.news.com.au/entertainment/music/coldplays-chris-martin-tells-were-at-the-point-where-we-can-get-through-a-concert-without-playing-anything-sh/news-story/a2d6cdb7cfcde912b57c925bb42b6aed
 

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^Thanks, I didn't know that. Well, Chris saying again it takes 10 minutes to make a song!
 

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I think Chris Martin could shit on a plate and you all would like it.
[emoji23][emoji23][emoji23] this is the funniest shit I’ve read in a while. Probably applies to me more than I’d like to admit hahaha


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Thanks for sharing! I'm also always wondering how on earth they come up with all these beautiful songs. But indeed that's not what they are asking in most of the interviews.
 

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Copy/paste from LP8 Thread:

I'm feeling very nostalgic today. The AHFOD Era was my first era from beginning to end. I got into the band at the end of 2014, and they truly have changed my life. This era gave me my first concert and so many other great memories!
I still remember that day in September, 2015 when pictures of the band in India surfaced. I couldn't stop shaking the whole day. The buildup to the album was unreal, and I remember like it was yesterday waking up at 1 AM to hear AOAL's release on the radio!
I am so grateful to be here on Coldplaying and to have met other Coldplayers through here and just by chance in real life.
Looking back, this era was one of great change in my life, and I am so happy the soundtrack was that of AHFOD and Coldplay.

I can't wait to see what Coldplay has in store for us in the future and in LP8! Even though the era is over, always remember to Believe in Love!
 
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Copy/paste from LP8 Thread:

I'm feeling very nostalgic today. The AHFOD Era was my first era from beginning to end. I got into the band at the end of 2014, and they truly have changed my life. This era gave me my first concert and so many other great memories!
I still remember that day in September, 2015 when pictures of the band in India surfaced. I couldn't stop shaking the whole day. The buildup to the album was unreal, and I remember like it was yesterday waking up at 1 AM to hear AOAL's release on the radio!
I am so grateful to be here on Coldplaying and to have met other Coldplayers through here and just by chance in real life.
Looking back, this era was one of great change in my life, and I am so happy the soundtrack was that of AHFOD and Coldplay.

I can't wait to see what Coldplay has in store for us in the future and in LP8! Even though the era is over, always remember to Believe in Love!
True words. Kind of a sad day today. It has been an amazing ride.
 

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Wow. Wow. Holy fucking WOW. This era has been quite a ride.

Sure, Coldplay may have released one of the worst albums of their whole career with AHFOD, but DAMN has this tour and aesthetic of this era mesmerised and fascinated me. Honestly, when LP7's buildup began (remember we were looking for clues about the record and all that excitement us thinking it would be a psychedelic record lol) I was hoping that this era would be magical. And indeed it was. The album may have been overproduced to shit and had some awful tracks (looking at you, XMTS, Army Of One, Amazing Day, HFTW) but it was full of some bloody good ones too (AOAL, Up&Up, Birds and of course, the title track) and it was also the album era where I saw the band live for the very first time and was there from start to finish. And yes, the Kaleidoscope EP blew my mind, so that too :) (To be 100% honest, Hypnotised completely restored my faith in the band making great music again, so that EP was what saved this era, for me anyways. It continued the magic which was nearly lost in late 2016.)

I have absolutely loved coming on here to chat and stuff, and I tell you this: I ain't gonna stop here (LP8 hype train is pulling in at November station!)

So to Chris, Jonny, Guy, Will, everyone on this forum and the crew...

Thank you for making this era a memorable one, and I love y'all for being there with me. Now to see what the future will bring!

Oh and of course: BELIEVE IN LOVE :) :p
 
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