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[GUESS] When will the next LP be released?  

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WHAT IS THE TRUTH!?

 

Yeah I have the same question about short tracks. Are they for making money in the streaming age? Or is it truly a creative decision by Coldplay to distill songs down into tasty morsels or better "portions" as Chris said.

 

I mean, probably the money right? But personally, so long as those songs flow well and really are packed with good stuff, I'm totally fine with it. Like if the first two minutes of ETIAW was just that, I'd still love it because the next two minutes basically just repeat the formula...

 

I think it’s just they wanted to make shorter songs. They’ve made it clear they’re no longer trying to win affection or popularity. They’re making what they want to make.

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Does someone have the full interview Chris did with Radio.com today ? I'd love to listen to it but whenever I try to access the Website it's down. Would appreciate if someone could share it thanks ! Cause apparently Chris said something about Oprhans having supposed to have been on LP9. I would like to hear the direct quote...

Here's the link: RADIO.COM

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Does someone have the full interview Chris did with Radio.com today ? I'd love to listen to it but whenever I try to access the Website it's down. Would appreciate if someone could share it thanks ! Cause apparently Chris said something about Oprhans having supposed to have been on LP9. I would like to hear the direct quote...

 

https://www.radio.com/music/alternative/chris-martin-of-coldplay-on-the-meaning-behind-orphans

 

LP9 Basically confirmed. He says it was being saved for "just something else," and smiles. Then he goes on to say "I was saving it for the next thing we're doing."

 

That dang daily star article was right...

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Here's the link: RADIO.COM

I know, but this website is not accessible in the EU

I was hoping someone might have the Audio/Video file

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So pretty much LP9 is the big, poppy touring album (AHFOD) and EL is the smaller, experimental project (Ghost Stories).

 

Deja vu anyone?

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So pretty much LP9 is the big, poppy touring album (AHFOD) and EL is the smaller, experimental project (Ghost Stories).

 

Deja vu anyone?

I wouldn't call GS experimental, but it does seem they are trying to repeat that structure in a way.

Hm, I'm afraid in my ears it does not bode well for the quality LP9...then again, Everyday Life looks like it will be better than GS, so who knows….

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I think we kinda knew they were going to do that since they aren't gonna tour LP 8 much. But I don't want another AHFOD! Hahaha.

 

Really hope they do something different for LP9 though. Wouldn't mind a MX 2.0 as MX was miles better than AHFOD.

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BTW, I totally concur with the deja vu argument and it worries me.

 

Even on the radio.com interview, Chris is basically repeating his speech for the Ghost Stories era. Insecurity, people’s opinions against the band and that he no longer cares.

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I know this is wishful thinking, but I wouldn't mind a Coldplay album that is entirely guitar/piano rock. The emphasis being on ROCK. But didn't they say in the AHFOD Era that they think rock has nowhere left to go ?

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Hm, I'm afraid in my ears it does not bode well for the quality LP9

I agree, those 'poppy' songs are not always their best songs. But if they want to tour an album, they have to include some songs with popular tunes, especially as they love when the audience is singing along with them.

 

Most of us here tend to think that songs which appeal to a large audience are 'bad'. Would this mean the more people like a song the worse it is? Certainly not. The word 'popular' derives from the word 'people' and you can't say people per se have a bad taste. Great bands like The Beatles were and still are liked by the vast majority of audiences and at the same time get critical acclaim.

 

Also a sing-along song can be a good song, at least 'good' in the sense that it makes peope happy.

I must admit I quite like some of their songs from AHFOD, especially if I just want to relax and get into a happy mood.

 

Besides, Stargate for many people here seems to be a synonym for bad music. But all four members of the band love Stargate. They have all said so in different interviews, not only Chris.

 

So if LP9 contains some songs along the line of 'Orphans', we just have to accept it as the music Coldplay likes.

In any case, LP9 won't be a copy of AHFOD, the band seems to have really developed and incorporated many new aspects of music into their songs.

I am looking forward to both, LP8 and LP9.

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I feel like of course, the one album (thus far, since MX) that I'd want to hear live is the won't they don't plan on touring for. It also makes me think that they are definitely working on another album, otherwise they would be more likely to support Everyday Life with a tour.

 

I was adamant about Timbaland not working on this album but I'm not so sure about the next one. On his twitter he mentions working with music he hasn't before and learning a lot. He also mentions recording in Malibu. Take that as you will.

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I feel like of course, the one album (thus far, since MX) that I'd want to hear live is the won't they don't plan on touring for. It also makes me think that they are definitely working on another album, otherwise they would be more likely to support Everyday Life with a tour.

 

I was adamant about Timbaland not working on this album but I'm not so sure about the next one. On his twitter he mentions working with music he hasn't before and learning a lot. He also mentions recording in Malibu. Take that as you will.

To be fair, Timbaland did production on Everyday Life (the track) and apart from the guitar being too low in the mix the production of this song is great.

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Most of us here tend to think that songs which appeal to a large audience are 'bad'. Would this mean the more people like a song the worse it is? Certainly not. The word 'popular' derives from the word 'people' and you can't say people per se have a bad taste. Great bands like The Beatles were and still are liked by the vast majority of audiences and at the same time get critical acclaim.

 

Also a sing-along song can be a good song, at least 'good' in the sense that it makes peope happy.

I'm not saying that per se. Viva La Vida for example is a great song and very popular and has a sing-along.

I guess it all comes down to taste. Orphans just didn't strike me as a great song or a particular noteworthy instrumental. And the woo-woos keep getting more and more out of place in Coldplay Songs as the years pass, imho.

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I agree, those 'poppy' songs are not always their best songs. But if they want to tour an album, they have to include some songs with popular tunes, especially as they love when the audience is singing along with them.

 

Most of us here tend to think that songs which appeal to a large audience are 'bad'. Would this mean the more people like a song the worse it is? Certainly not. The word 'popular' derives from the word 'people' and you can't say people per se have a bad taste. Great bands like The Beatles were and still are liked by the vast majority of audiences and at the same time get critical acclaim.

 

Also a sing-along song can be a good song, at least 'good' in the sense that it makes peope happy.

I must admit I quite like some of their songs from AHFOD, especially if I just want to relax and get into a happy mood.

 

Besides, Stargate for many people here seems to be a synonym for bad music. But all four members of the band love Stargate. They have all said so in different interviews, not only Chris.

 

So if LP9 contains some songs along the line of 'Orphans', we just have to accept it as the music Coldplay likes.

In any case, LP9 won't be a copy of AHFOD, the band seems to have really developed and incorporated many new aspects of music into their songs.

I am looking forward to both, LP8 and LP9.

You said it best

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https://www.radio.com/music/alternative/chris-martin-of-coldplay-on-the-meaning-behind-orphans

 

LP9 Basically confirmed. He says it was being saved for "just something else," and smiles. Then he goes on to say "I was saving it for the next thing we're doing."

 

That dang daily star article was right...

Funny, because Clocks was the same way. Thet wrote it at the very end of the recording sessions for AROBTTH and Phil ended up being the one who convinced the band to finish it rather than shelve it for a couple years.

 

Anyways, I really like this new interview...

“Some fear left me at that point,” he (Chris) adds on overcoming that fear of rejection he has previously held. “Just be the best thing you could possibly be and don’t worry about what anyone thinks because you cannot please everybody.”

If this means songs like Arabesque as well as more pop-oriented music like AHFOD, I'm fine with that. I'm an Oldplayer at heart who dreams of Viva Part 2 but ultimately, overcoming that fear of disappointing people is important. At this point, with the band's current mindset, it's probably only Parlophone who can stop them from creating a certain type of music.

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To be fair, Timbaland did production on Everyday Life (the track) and apart from the guitar being too low in the mix the production of this song is great.

That's one of the worst things they can do! That said, it's not bad overall, I'll agree. But I don't need that in my life. Definitely prefer the mix of Arabesque.

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Does someone have the full interview Chris did with Radio.com today ? I'd love to listen to it but whenever I try to access the Website it's down. Would appreciate if someone could share it thanks ! Cause apparently Chris said something about Oprhans having supposed to have been on LP9. I would like to hear the direct quote...

I found two excerpts of this interview here:

https://www.instagram.com/p/B4lEKzNB-iR/

One contains a Spanish translation of the main points but not a direct quote of that part. Chris obviously says that 'Orphans' was a voice memo which he kept for a future project. It might mean that LP8 was that future prospect, so it won't find its way on to LP9. He also seems to have said that 'Orphans' is the main single of the new album.

But this is what I understood from the Spanish text. It may be wrong. :blush:

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That's one of the worst things they can do! That said, it's not bad overall, I'll agree. But I don't need that in my life. Definitely prefer the mix of Arabesque.

I agree but what I meant was, at first I was worried when I heard about the producers but in the end the worries were unfounded.

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Timbaland has a production credit on Everyday Life (the song)??? Bit of a waste of Timbaland if you're not using him for a hip-hop/dance track, innit?

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Btw I just googled èko and it's a kind of food...and guess from where. Yes, from Lagos, Nigeria (where they will probably perform for Global Goal)

 

https://www.naijachef.com/recipe/eko-agidi/

 

Actually, Èkó is the name of the city, Lagos, in Yoruba language (https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lagos).

Maybe the song has to do something with the city, like Timbuktu.

(I don't know if this was mentioned before, sorry if that's the case)

 

Edit: spelling

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Actually, Èkó is the name of the city, Lagos, in Yoruba language (https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lagos).

Maybe the song has to do something with the city, like Timbuktu.

(I don't know if this was mentioned before, sorry if that's the case)

 

Edit: spelling

Yes, sorry. I got it wrong

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I'd expect Timbaland's contribution to just be more like his production on True Love or OneRepublic's Apologize. Not that I dislike True Love, in fact that song has really grown on me... I just think it's odd that he'd work on a sweet ballad. I'd sooner expect to hear he worked on Orphans than Everyday Life.

 

I don't necessarily trust a tabloid site like Entertainment Weekly, but this is an interesting tidbit from 2007. Imagine VLVODAAHF with Timbaland. : unamused:

https://ew.com/article/2007/02/07/coldplay-considering-collaboration-timbaland/

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