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That interview is with a Belgian radio presenter. [emoji4]

Oh, look! It's me in the thumbnail.

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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 would like to know Chris's explanation on XMTS

XMTS is the single worst track they've ever put on any studio album.

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I quite like it. It's catchy.

I think Chris Martin could shit on a plate and you all would like it.

 

Nah I'm just kidding, to each their own. But Eno would never let that tune fly while he's in the studio.

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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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I think Chris Martin could shit on a plate and you all would like it.

Yup yup yup. Or actually no. I have a very refined taste in shit.

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I think Chris Martin could shit on a plate and you all would like it.

 

Nah I'm just kidding, to each their own. But Eno would never let that tune fly while he's in the studio.

 

lol this is similar to when Noel said 'If Thom Yorke shit into a lightbulb, it'd still get a 10/10'

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XMTS is the single worst track they've ever put on any studio album.
It sounds like they wrote it in ten minutes.

 

 

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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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[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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+1 xD

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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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Why do people hate Amazing Day so much???

No idea! I love it! I think the live intro was better. I don't care for the fade in on the studio version as much, but that's my only real complaint. Other than that I love the song. Good instrumentation, good lyrics, good build up. It's a great song to listen to when you want to feel positive about the universe/life. Especially after you've actually had an amazing day.

 

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Why do people hate Amazing Day so much???

I love that song! The piano, the vocals, the lyrics and the strings are the highlights of it. Also, the slow tempo is very relaxing. One of the best in AHFOD. It always reminds me of the months prior to AHFOD release.

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No idea! I love it! I think the live intro was better. I don't care for the fade in on the studio version as much, but that's my only real complaint. Other than that I love the song. Good instrumentation, good lyrics, good build up. It's a great song to listen to when you want to feel positive about the universe/life. Especially after you've actually had an amazing day.

 

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I love that song! The piano, the vocals, the lyrics and the strings are the highlights of it. Also, the slow tempo is very relaxing. One of the best in AHFOD. It always reminds me of the months prior to AHFOD release.

 

Agreed on all points! It's just a song with piano, guitar, bass, and real drums and a bit of strings...the literal definition of Oldplay. I also totally nerd out at the one bit of the song's climax where the time signature goes from 6/8 to 3/4 on "I always want to feel this way" and it just makes my heart freaking soar. The music video always makes me tear up a little. :)

 

I actually like the album version intro...it feels very wet for lack of a better word. :lol:

 

My only complaint is that in the piano is on a backing track in the normal live version...but it's not even a particularly dancy song the way that HFTW is??? I feel like the performance would've been more heartfelt had Chris sat down to play the piano.

 

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I think Amazing Day is my second favourite song on AHFOD after Fun. I actually think the acoustic version is the best of them all.

Love the melody, I just wish it had a less poppy sound in the album version. I don't like the choice of percussion, these "clicks" take away from the song for me.

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I recall when it came out during global citizen some users feeling kinda underwhelmed about it. I think now that the era is over, that still true for me. It's not a song on my day-to-day playlist, but if it comes up on shuffle, I can sit through it / tolerate it, lol.

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