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    Producing Coldplay: An Interview With Marcus Dravs

    vivalavida.jpgMusic producer Markus Dravs has worked with many notable musical artists on several significant albums, among them: Arcade Fire’s Neon Bible; Brian Eno’s Nerve Net; and Bjork’s Homogenic. Recently he worked with Coldplay on their highly anticipated album, Viva la Vida or Death and All His Friends (2008).

     

    Coldplay is one of the world’s most popular rock bands. Since coming together in 1998, they’ve sold 35 million albums. Their second album, A Rush of Blood to the Head (2002), was selected by Rolling Stone magazine as one of the 500 greatest albums of all time.

     

    For Viva la Vida, their fourth studio album, Coldplay looked to make a purposeful break with their past and a meaningful change in their sound — arguably one of the most recognized musical styles in the world. "We're still obsessed with making songs that can be sung to the rafters," says Coldplay front man Chris Martin on the band’s website. "We just wanted to present them differently." As part of the difference-making team, Dravs was asked by the band to co-produce alongside Brian Eno and Rik Simpson.

     

    Read the full interview at WikiColdplay here [thanks Motoi]




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