Coldplay has announced the title of their new album. It’s rather odd and I’m not sure what it means but the band is going with Mylo Xyloto. Feel free to take a stab at the meaning.
Hitting stores on October 25th, the album will feature contributions from producers Brian Eno, Markus Dravs, Daniel Green and Rik Simpson.
“We’ve been together long enough that I know how everyone else is feeling, and it makes me excited when I feel the others are excited,” Chris Martin says. “Maybe I speak too soon, but they don’t seem unexcited. They seem pretty fired up. I think we have a lot to prove to ourselves. There’s no point in not going for it.”
The album will be released in “digital, vinyl, CD and a limited edition “Pop-Up Album” version complete with a “12” x 12″ hardback book containing graffiti pop-up art designed by David A. Carter, vinyl, CD and exclusive content including photographs, excerpts from the studio diary and the band’s personal notebooks.”
Guitarist Jonny Buckland says of the new album, “I suppose the theme would be letting loose musically; louder drums, louder guitars, more contrast. Then we wanted to go down to the most intimate moments, then back to the biggest we’ve ever been. We wanted to contain as many interesting ideas as we could fit into 42-and-a-half minutes.”
The first single, Every Teardrop Is A Waterfall, was fantastic and is one of my favorite songs from the band. Coldplay has also played a number of their new songs live, all of which are great. I particularly liked Hurts Like Heaven, which they performed at Lollapalooza. Major Minus is the only one of their new tracks that I’m not fully on board with yet.
Nevertheless, I’m stoked for Mylo Xyloto and I’m also quite interested to hear more on the meaning behind the title. If you have any ideas let us know in the comments.
Coldplay‘s next single, Paradise, will drop on September 12th.