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Everything posted by lennyrott1

  1. Agree that the changing of the website and social media away from EL proves we are close to the new era starting soon. Maybe they're wrapping up the recording now and can start rolling out the new era this Fall/Winter? I mean, it seems like they were working on it simultaneously during Everyday Life era... so unless they are completely reworking the album and changing the entire LP9 era, they shouldn't have that much work left to do? Recent things that make me think this: We know they're working on it (Guy's recent interview). We know that Rik Simpson is working on music, most likely with Dream Team on Coldplay (Rik's Instagram). Chris spotted in Stockholm with producer... The rest of the year will go quick and I'm still loving EL... so patience shouldn't be too hard 🙂
  2. Remember at the end of the GS era where we thought they were teasing the themes and imagery of the next era in the ASFOS and True Love videos? We were kinda right as the album ended up being inspirational and colorful. The reason I bring it up is a) Champion of the world had planets and b) the new site has a similar theme to this below:
  3. Coldplay tends to be pretty "universal" and global when referring to faith and belief, so I don't think there'd be anything overtly Christian in whatever they do. But referring to holy books and mythology is a cool way to tease, if that is truly their intention. And agree that having the Race taken down shows it will be released, backing up Phil's statement. But when is anybody's guess.
  4. Will just seems like the nicest guy in the world. He's so so humble and self deprecating but not in an annoying way. I really enjoyed listening to this interview and would recommend others give it the time. Made me appreciate Parachutes a lot, especially Ken Nelson. It sounds like he was super good at reeling in Chris around the songs and letting the band find their organic sound. As much as I wish they'd go back to sounding this raw and indie, I'm super appreciative of Parachutes as it is.
  5. Does anyone remember if Everyday Life was released or teased according to the moons? I remember last year at this time we were speculating heavily about the moons but I don't remember them ever paying off. For me it's just a cool part of their website that's built in. Some sort of moon-phase widget that doesn't mean anything other than showing the moon phase. Hope I'm wrong, but I've seen a lot of speculation on reddit and discord about this too.
  6. Not to crap on the excitement of the band recently updating their logos and some of the symbols on the website.... but to bring in my other fandom, My Chemical Romance updated their logo last fall and advertised "The Return" a reunion tour that's been put off by a year, and they still haven't released any new music.... So while the EL era seems to be officially over, I don't think we have any new evidence of a new era popping up in the coming weeks. Hopefully I'm wrong. But they won't release new music unless they can tour it and given that 2020 is basically erased from the calendar, I wonder if they won't actually be able to tour until 2022, which would push new music back to 2021.
  7. Mixed feelings about Max Martin...He's produced some really amazing pop songs over the past few decades that feel timeless and cross over mutliple genres -- Taylor Swift, Adele, Ariana Grande, Sam Smith. The Weeknd's great last album was pretty alternative and he worked on that.The guy is clearly very talented and can work within the sound of the artists who hire him. And I'd love to see Coldplay have another top song on the level of Viva La Vida or Paradise or Fix You -- and maybe Max Martin can help hone a modern Coldplay classic for the 2020's. But yeah I don't want LP9 to be completely a pop record. I felt the same about AHFOD when stargate was producing but that ended up having pletny of solid rock-ish songs, so IDK. It's so hard to predict what they'll do. I've tried since MX and never have been very close. Their albums combine so many genres at this point that the best guess is that there will be every genre ...
  8. Aperture is based on f-values, so this twitter account is essentially saying to set a camera's aperture to f/2.024 ?? Which doesn't really exist on a camera, but an aperture of f/2 is fairly standard. But what are we supposed to look at? Seems pretty trolly.
  9. Boy I picked a swell weekend to be out of internet service and now the leak's off Youtube & Twitter. If it's floating around it'd be great for folks to share over DM (but also not for me)
  10. The final product will be really interesting... I wonder if they need to rerecord it to get Guy's approval? Personally based on the snippets, I can see why this is a B-side and I'm worried it sounds a bit messy. I LOVE the intro with the wobbly synths and that vocal sample but the guitar just feels like U2 and the rhythm section sounds fairly plain and by the numbers. Like a lot of the Ghost Stories era I'm worried the beat will be sterile. (sorry GS stans, I love this album but not the percussion). But it sounds like a really interesting progressive and catchy song at the same time...
  11. Man I want to get stoned with Guy and Will..... sounds fun. Maybe that was a late post in response to the AHFOD watch party referencing some part of the film? We're not far off from 20th Anniversary of Parachutes so I'm starting to get a little bit excited about the next month and potential for some new stuff or at least a re-release.
  12. LOVE the Parachutes Anniversary theory from you Jordanator 😉 Given the most concrete evidence "from the horses mouth," we're getting The Race, maybe UATW 2.0,, maybe UFO 2.0 etc... they could be releasing a compendium of reworks, demos, and a few new b-sides to celebrate 20 years since LP1. Radiohead did this last year with a re-release of OK Computer with new b-sides. This would also feel more appropriate during COVID-19 since it's a look back and wouldn't need to be advertised too much.
  13. It'd be fun to go back to every other album speculation stage and pull out some of the theories we've come up with as a community. This theory about music theory and Jacob Collier is really interesting but i'd be shocked if it were true. Coldplay's always strayed away from being "snooty" or "academic" about their music so it'd be weird for them to drop an album with an essay explaining the themes and concepts. I do think jacob will be a part of Lp9 tho. He was part of producing Everyday Life and I bet they did some LP9 songs during that time as well
  14. I lean on the side of doubting it's a direct sequel to MX... but I am intrigued that there's another UFO and Chris said they'd release an updated UATW at some point... The band has never officialy released a re-done track so it would be new territory for them. 2021 is going to be the 10 year anniversary of the album, so maybe they do a reissue or something. But concerning LP9 or Music of the Spheres, I think that will be its own thing and they could just be recycling some cutting room tracks.
  15. It's all good, should have included links but got wrapped up in work. Coldplay posted this photo to advertise Chris' last together at home show a few weeks back. If you look closely, you'll see the guitar has a song label "Rescue St." This week, I Ran Away has been doing amazing investigating into this and has a great Twitter page you can check out and follow for more info. Basically, I Ran Away found evidence in this interview and in images that Rescue St. is a song.
  16. So the exciting news on the Discord is that the track "Rescue St." is basically confirmed. It was originally on the tracklist for Mylo Xyloto but Chris said in an interview it had an acapella bridge that sounded like crap so they cut it. Contextually that conversation was about experimenting with Brian Eno, so always good to hear of more tracks that have his influence! BUT NOW -- we've seen in an official Coldplay social media post an acoustic guitar labeled "Rescue St." implying that Chris was recently working on the song. Personally, I'm excited to hear anything that originated during the Viva/MX eras. So far, Arabesque and ALIENS have been some of their best newer material, so I'm optimistic. But also, acapella sounds potentially more pop-oriented, and some of the pop during the MX era wasn't my cup of tea... so we'll see.
  17. I don't know if I really agree with the whole "rock is dead" ethos so many artists carry now. Chris has said that he feels everything's already been tried in rock, which still I don't think is true. Yes, rock is maybe "dead" in the sense it no longer charts on the Top 40, but as a rock listener there are still plenty of amazing, innovative bands out there right now. Also, importantly, you're seeing a resurgence of artists using old rock styles in pop music now. The 1975's new record is great and has some interesting rock-inspired tracks. Then there's Post Malone incorporating rock riffs and grooves into his music. I could go on... What we're seeing now is artists become genre-less in the age of streaming. There will continue to be really good rock songs every year hit top 40, but they might be from non-rock bands or pop artists doing a one-off rock track. If there is ever a group that could pull of a rock song and make it sound classy and timeless, I think it is Coldplay. So I hope it's true.
  18. Yeah I feel like I can't really take Chris at his word of not doing "a conventional album" ever again. That could mean so much outside of genre and sound, and plus the guy just tends to say a lot of things that get misread. I'm more trusting of the supposed "studio exec" that claimed they'd release a more mainstream album in 2020. There's always a chance we're wrong and Music of the Spheres is LP9 and it's a crazy rock opera space odyssey... but even EL, for all of its "experiments" had Orphans and Cry Cry Cry. I just don't think Chris has it in his blood to put out an album without some huge swing for the Billboard Top 40. I don't necessarily think that's a bad thing. I'm open to a pop album if the songwriting is really solid and the production is top notch.
  19. Well, back to the waiting and guessing game. One discussion point: Last week a Coldplayer(?) posted an interview with Davide Rossi. Worth a watch. Dav seems like a really nice guy and there are some interesting tidbits about how the band works together. he gives a less censored account of the songwriting process that the AHFOD film glossed over. What stood out to me is that Chris moved to LA after MX, and from Dav's perspective, the band really stopped jamming together after that point (this seems counter to the making of GS videos, AHFOD documentary, and Will saying they jammed on EL in Italy). Personally, I think Viva and MX felt like Coldplay's most creative eras, so that lines up to me. Regardless of whether you like those albums, they are full of such cool ideas and unique sounds and the collaborations with Eno, Hopkins, and Dav feel really organic. GS and AHFOD, in comparison feel a lot more like Chris solo albums featuring a band, on many, not all, tracks. I find this info a bit of a bummer... but maybe it doesn't have to be? After all, Everyday Life includes some pretty jammy songs (Arabeseque, Church, Trouble In Town, and Champion of the World). But other songs (Cry Cry Cry, Guns, When I Need A Friend, Everyday Life, BrokEn) are basically Chris and Chris only. I just think with Chris' personality and songwriting, and the huge wealth of the band, there would be less and less desire to innovate and be creative when you're not in the same room together. Just slap some instrumentals down over Chris' vocals and call it good. What do others think? Am I interpreting this wrong? Will we ever get something as creative and organic sounding as viva or Mx? ### Also, shout out to Dav's most recent Soren Lorenson project, I think it's really good and more folks should listen to it. (
  20. Posting here because it felt truly random today. Tho I usually rank it as my least favorite Coldplay album, I just listened to AHFOD and it slaps. Heading into the album in 2015 I had some head canon about Coldplay doing this big dance album and was ultimately disappointed when it ended up being a mixture of lots of genres and overall tones. Sometimes it takes a lot of separation, and a new album (EL), to go back and fully appreciate an album era. I think a lot of critics and light fans will disregard the album of having weird tonal shifts and covering too many themes, but looking back at the last 4.5 years I find a lot of value in Chris' lyrics and have come to appreciate the interesting mixture of alt-rock and modern pop that Stargate brought to the album. Will's percussion is so good on this thing and its remarkable a band that started with low-fi indie rock could end up producing such lush and well produced songs 15 years later. 4 years ago I wouldn't have felt this way, but the nostalgia lenses are coming on team.
  21. I'm with ya @I ran away... I think we're SOL for a while on the new music front tho I hope I'm wrong. On the TiT Video: Really it could be anything as you said. Could have been an easter egg for the production crew or for the director. If Coldplay tweeted out a screenshot or a clip of the music video that says "look carefully" then maybe I'd believe it. For the playlists -- Yes many times in the past we've predicted a playlist on spotify is some indication of new music coming but that hasn't panned out. However, I do think these playlists are useful to see what the band members are listening to during the writing process. Some of what Chris has shared in the past actually hinted at collaborations on Los Unidades and EL. So maybe the fact that Jonny and Guy (I love their playlists btw) are sharing funk, soul, and R&B hints at the next record being inspired by that sound.
  22. I do think Great Expectations has been on ASCAP for many years now (since the MX era) so even if it is the Original UFO that's been unreleased, I'm not sure if that guarentees it will be on LP9. I find it curios that ALIENS and UFO come from the Eno Eras and that both have similarly weird lyrics. I wonder if MX originally was going to be a space story about ALIEN refugees that they were gonna animate? Eventually they almost did make a music film for the MX album with the Car Kids & Mylo & Xyloto and the villain Major Minus. i hope you're right tho that we end up seeing Original UFO come to fruition.
  23. Most folks on this forum (including me) are happy to answer any questions so feel free!
  24. So April 4 and April 24 have flown by, getting rid of FFTF2024 theories for now. Our next notable date will be May 11, per the TiT video, but that could also be flipped to be Nov. 5, which is feeling more likely given COVID-19. It's already been said on this forum, but I'm doubtful of anything on May 11. In addition to most artists delaying their album releases, you have other artists like The 1975 and The Killers releasing their albums in May. So even if they released something, there's big competition in the pop and alt-rock world in May that would take the media spotlight. One thing that does keep me hopeful, however, is the band's social media activity -- posting lots every week from playlists, to videos, to Guy's car stuff (sigh). Maybe this is just because they're trying to give us stuff while we're stuck at home, but maybe they're also working right now on new music!
  25. ^Yeah same thoughts, unfortunately. Her whole career there have been mentions of UFO as part of that retrofuturistic vibe so this isn't out of the ordinary. That said... It is a fun coincidence that we're anticipating a space-themed album from Chris who just mentioned UFO on his #togetherathome and that the artist they've collaborated with is also teasing a UFO arriving soon around the same timeline many of us were expecting LP9 teases. Let the conspiracies begin.
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