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A New Coldplay Album in 2019?

Updated on April 24, 2019

When will there be a follow-up to Coldplay's 2011 not-so-surprisingly successful album, Mylo Xyloto? That's the question on every Coldplayer's mind. Well, in short, we should not be waiting too long, according to an NME report on the topic. At first, fans were scared when Martin was on camera at a concert in Australia saying that they would be taking a 3 year hiatus of sorts. Fear not, for all he meant was that they probably wouldn't be back to that particular country for a few years because of how world tours work.

On that topic, frontman Chris Martin said, "I’m fortunate to do what I do and no way do I want to stop. This three-year break idea only came about because I said at a gig in Australia that we might not be back there for three years. That’s probably true, but that’s just how a world tour works. No chance are we taking a three-year break."

Luckily, they've also begun to write songs for the new album, as well. In the same interview, he said, "I've been writing songs and I’m so fired up about the band’s future.” So, it looks like they're well in the process of making another album. In a piece on The Sun newspaper, Martin is quoted as saying, "The album is definitely coming, unless the rest of the band decide to pursue their modelling careers of course – goodness knows mine is over.” Self-deprecating humor aside, the new album is well under way.

Next, I will go through the questions that are still (sort of) unanswered.

What will it sound like?

This is a common question for new Coldplay albums, especially for fans who preferred their more melancholy efforts of yesteryear. At the moment, there's no way of telling. But, if history is any indication. It will be a mixture of old and new Coldplay. We'll look at Mylo Xyloto, since it's the most recent. It had more poppy songs such as 'Paradise', 'Every Teardrop is a Waterfall', and 'Princess of China', but it also had classic Coldplay songs such as 'Up in Flames', 'Us Against the World', 'U.F.O', and 'Up With the Birds'.

So, most likely, they will walk the delicate balance on progression, but while also respecting their roots.

2. Will Brian Eno be involved again?

This one is really quite unanswered. He worked with them on two albums thus far (Viva and Mylo). After Viva La Vida released, he sent them a letter saying "We can do better." Since he worked with them again on Mylo Xyloto, it seems quite possible that he would want to work with them again. Arguably, it's Brian Eno that has brought them their second wind after the struggles of their third album, X & Y. Here's to hoping he returns on their sixth album.

3. Will it have a weird name?

This is actually an answered question. Chill out, though. They haven't released what it will be named just yet. In an interview with the Australian radio station 2dayfm, Chris Martin said, "The next one we're releasing is much easier to pronounce." Sadly, Martin wasn't even allowed to give a hint relating to the name of their upcoming sixth LP.

4. When will it come out?

The obvious question. Honestly, who knows. Here's what we *do* know, though. Coldplay are taking 2013 off completely, citing an article by From the article: "Coldplay have about a dozen dates on their itinerary scheduled through a Nov. 21 gig in Brisbane, Australia, and then absolutely nothing planned until early 2014, when the band is expected to reconvene and begin working on a new album."

So, early 2014 is the expected time they start working on the new album. Luckily, Chris has already started writing songs, even if Coldplay is officially taking a break for 2013. My best guess would be either late 2014 or early 2015 for the new record. I know, quite the wait. But, it's pretty standard for Coldplay.

Here's a timeline of when their albums released:

November 2000: Parachutes is released

August 2002: A Rush of Blood to the Head is released

June 2005: X & Y released after many delays

June 2008: Viva La Vida or Death and All His Friends is released

October 2011: The oddly titled Mylo Xyloto is released

So, 2014 isn't that bad an expectation, really.

UPDATE 02/25: Coldplay Releases New Song, "Midnight"

Coldplay shocked everyone today when they released a video for their completely unexpected new song titled "Midnight."

It shows the band is still evolving. It's evident that they have been partially inspired by the likes of Bon Iver. It's a very different direction for the band as the song is missing a distinct structure. It has a slowly building beat behind Chris Martin's crooning. I imagine this song might not be played live, as the other three members wouldn't have much to do presumably.

Hell, at this point, this song might not even be on the next album. I imagine it will be, but honestly, who knows.

Also, there is another single that Coldplay will reportedly release in May of this year, titled "Magic."


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