Coldplay has stated that the band’s next record would be a concept album about “two like-minded outsiders who meet in a very difficult environment and therefore have a journey together.” It appears the band is putting the wraps on their new album produced by Brian Eno. According to Spin.com, an anonymous blogger inside the studio stated, “Brian is back in the fold this week and the fellas are gathered around the mic for much of the time,” the post reads. “It’s a tremendous thing to get close up to. When the guys are belting it out with the track on headphones, all that can be heard in the room is the blast of harmonies. It’s huge, powerful, and yet completely unaided by technology, just a pure, organic human bloom.”
Dav Rossi will be contributing the string arrangements as he did on Viva La Vida. Coldplay has also recruited Ash’s Tim Wheeler to contribute guitar and bassist Guy Berryman to play a hybrid banjo-mandolin instrument.