Coldplay on Rumored Hiatus: ‘Just Kidding!’
If the members of Coldplay really were sick of themselves, they certainly got better fast.
While rumors circulated that the band would break up after Chris Martin told the crowd at last week’s BRIT Awards that “it’s going to be a few years before you see us again,” Coldplay has apparently decided to hang around for a bit. The band told NME.com that they have an entire album’s worth of new material and are making plans to enter the studio to begin recording.
The studio in question, though, is an as-yet-to-be-built London facility that’s set to become the band’s permanent home. “We’re trying to find somewhere we can set up and work,” drummer Will Champion told the site. “In all these years we haven’t got a HQ, our own studio or anything like that. We want somewhere we can sort of hole up and see what happens.”
Guy Berryman hinted that the band may detour into electronic music, or a sound somewhat edgier than their usual soaring, piano-driven ballads. “I don’t want to generalize it and say ‘We’re going to become electronic’ because I don’t think we’re going to become truly electronic,” said Coldplay’s bassist. “I think there’s going to be elements of lots of things. I always like our next record to be a bit harder sounding. Not rock harder — just edgier.”
Somewhere, Linda Perry is waiting for her phone to ring.
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