Rumors have been rife about Coldplay’s new songs. Drummer Will Champion recently posted on the band’s site: “We’re about to play a bunch of summer festivals so it’s as good a time as any to put out a new song.” Among the lyrics: “I turn the music up/ I got my records on/ from underneath the rubble” and “Every siren is a symphony/ every tear’s a waterfall.”
Speaking to Q magazine in November 2010, frontman Chris Martin said the follow-up to Viva la Vida or Death and All His Friends is inspired by “’70s graffiti art and Germany's anti-Nazi White Rose movement.” He added that the new album will be “group-y” and “guitar-y,” with a title that “will probably begin with an M.”
Brian Eno is once again in the producer’s chair. Coldplay return to the stage on June 4 at the Rock im Park festival in Nuremberg, Germany.