Coldplay has named eight songs in contention for its fourth album, due sometime next year, According to a post on the band's Web site.
Coldplay has named eight songs in contention for its fourth album, due sometime next year. According to a post on the band’s Web site, the tracks are “Lost,” “Cemeteries of London,” “Violet Hill,” “Poppy Fields,” “42,” “Yes!,” “Leftrightleftrightleft” and “Rainy Day.” “Expect a short, concise record with no fat and at least two top-division songs released independently,” the post says, adding, “We’re still a few months from finishing but already the arguments about track listing have begun.” The band previously said the as-yet-untitled new album is “infused” with “the sights, sounds and flavors of Latin America and Spain.” It is being recorded in Barcelona and was inspired by Coldplay’s visits to South America earlier this year. “The music and lyrics have begun to reflect the strengthening Hispanic theme,” the band told fans. However, don’t expect any exotic instrumentation to get in the way of Coldplay’s signature power ballads: “No maracas or castanets, but a vibrancy and colorfulness that owes much to the atmosphere of Buenos Aires and Barcelona.”