"It's definitely a schizophrenic album"

Coldplay have spoken about the creative process behind their new album 'Mylo Xyloto'.

What's in a name? Returning with their new album, Coldplay must have known that they were being watched by countless millions of fans. Yet in an odd move, the band decided to name their new work 'Mylo Xyloto'.

Causing untold debate, the title remains as inscrutable as the day it was announced. Out now, fans are able to hear what lies behind the title with Coldplay supplying a typically massive sounding album.

Speaking to MTV, Coldplay mused on the creative process behind the album. "It's definitely a schizophrenic album, it keeps changing sounds" revealed Chris Martin. "That's why we called it such a strange thing, 'Mylo Xyloto'. Because we felt like so many people have already made up their minds about us, both good and bad, that we can sort of start again from scratch and try and reflect all the music we listen to and we love."

Faced with the daunting task of following up 'Viva La Vida Or Death And All His Friends', Coldplay went through numerous artistic phases. Drummer Will Champion revealed that the group's initial plan was to record an acoustic album - plans which quickly disintegrated when in the studio.

"Very early on in the process of recording this record, we were playing a lot of acoustic instruments and we had it in our mind that we might try to record a small-sounding, intimate, reflective record. And then 'Paradise' came about, and it dawned on us that we couldn't play it in that acoustic style" he said.

"So we thought, 'OK, we'll finish this one and then we'll do another record,' and the realization came very quickly that we can't really focus on more than one thing at once."

Out now, you can read ClashMusic's verdict on 'Mylo Xyloto' by clicking HERE.

Coldplay are set to play a short arena tour in December, hitting the following venues:

3 Glasgow SECC
4 Manchester MEN Arena
6 London O2 Arena

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