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Mensaje por SantiagoSoul el Mar Ago 23, 2011 1:08 am

Thread para ir subiendo todas las apariciones de la banda en diarios, revistas y programas de radio (y traducirlas posteriormente Wink )

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Fecha: 30 de junio de 2011
Ryan Seacrest entrevistó a Chris Martin.

Esto fue lo más importante que rescaté:

  • El 5to álbum aun no está terminado.
  • Quedará listo en 2 semanas.
  • En 6 semanas los fans sabrán el nombre (Aprox. 2da semana de agosto)
  • El nombre del disco es difícil de explicar. Muy largo o léxico complejo?. "Hard to spell" fueron sus palabras textuales.
  • Aun no tiene la canción de Londres 2012.


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Traducido al español.
Fecha: 26 de julio (saldrá a la calle recién en septiembre)
Revista: Q Magazine #302
Título: Laughing Boys

Están patinando cerca de la fecha límite, pero Coldplay está confiado de que el álbum número 5 los va cosquillear...

The Lowdown

Título del Álbum: A confirmar
Grabado en: The Bakery y The Beehive, Londres
Productores: Coldplay, Rik Simpson, Markus Dravs, Brian Eno, Dan Green
Fecha de Lanzamiento: Otoño 2011 (Primavera acá)
Incluyendo: Every Teardrop Is A Waterfall, Charlie Brown

Es una semana antes de que Coldplay toque en Glastonbury, y en su estudio escondite en el norte de Londres no está todo en calma. Ya deberían haber terminado y desempolvado su inminente quinto álbum, por este otoño (primavera acá). Excepto que no lo tienen. El título se encuentra entre una indecisa "corta lista de tres", la lista de temas "no está del todo allí" y todavía están mezclando y superponiendo bits extra a medida que piensan en ellos. Es, de hecho, el precisamente el mismo escenario que Q se encontró en 2008 al visitar las 11 horas de etapas de lo que iba a convertirse en Viva La Vida Or Death And All His Friends.

"Sí, la típica onda de Coldplay" ríe el baterísta Will Champion. "Lo estamos dejando hasta el último minuto. Vamos a seguir adelante hasta que literalmente tenga que ser masterizado y presionado. Nos lo tendrán que arrancar de las manos."

El álbum cinco no empezó "en serio", dice Champion, hasta el pasado Marzo solo para ser desechado y comenzado de nuevo tres meses después. Las anteriores promesas de Chris Martin de que esta grabación sería "acústica" y "moderada" quedaron en el camino. "Somos propensos a decir cosas antes de hacer un álbum que han demostrado estar completamente equivocadas", explica el baterísta. "Llegó un punto el pasado verano (invierno acá) cuando nos dimos cuenta diferentes tipos de canciones de varios estilos, así que en lugar de hacer un álbum que sería todo "pelado" (en cuanto a sonoridad), decidimos tirar todo al cesto de una. Es verdad que desechamos muchas cosas, pero varias de esas canciones se convirtieron en antecedentes de lo que escucharán en el álbum terminado. Es todo parte de nuestro proceso de evolución musical."

Aunque todavía su base es The Bakery, su estudio "secreto" en un callejón en Hampstead, para este disco expandieron sus operaciones a una sala de ensayos nuevo sobre la calle apodada The Beehive. "Es como un viejo ayuntamiento", lo describe Champion, "un gran lugar donde podemos tocar juntos. A menudo, cuando estas haciendo un álbum puedes llegar a separarte de los otros en el entorno de un estudio. The Beehive fue un movimiento deliberado para ponernos a tocar juntos así podríamos sentir cómo sonarían las canciones como una banda en vivo mientras grabábamos, en vez de esperar a que esté terminado la grabación y luego ir a tocar. Las noches de los jueves fueron nuestras noches en The Beehive. Nosotros estábamos ahí tocando, como en un gig. Fue, literalmente, una colmena de actividad. Eramos todos abejas trabajadoras. (The Beehive se traduce como "La Colmena")

Grabando entre The Beehive y The Bakery, el disco conserva la fórmula ganadora del equipo de producción de Viva La Vida incluyendo Markus Dravs, los sonidistas regulares de la banda Dan Green y Rik Simpson, y el Midas (fue un Rey de Egipto) del estudio Brian Eno. "Para este álbum, Brian es más un colaborador-escritor que productor. El estuvo más en las primeras etapas cuando las canciones estaban siendo creadas, así que su influencia esta por todas partes. Él es omnipresente, incluso cuando no esta en el edificio, él deja su aura alrededor para inspiración. Brian es un gran depósito de las semillas, mientras que Markus es el granjero. Tiene unos maravillosos poderes para la concentración, mucho más allá de los nuestros."

El single de vista previa de Junio, Every Teardrop Is A Waterfall, ofreció la primera prueba de lo que Champion promete ser un álbum "vibrante", balanceando sus caderas al ritmo de la salsa copiado del hit de 1976 I Go To Rio de Peter Allen a través de un remix bailable escuchado por Martin en la película mexicana Biutiful. Otras canciones consideradas son el parecido a U2 Major Minus, la balada acústica Us Against The World, Hurts Like Heaven (un parecido a los ecos de Dancing In The Dark de Springteen), Princess Of China y el clásico instanteno Charlie Brown. "Ese fue escogido muy temprano como un certificado de muerte", está de acuerdo Champion. "En un punto hubo una letra que aludía a Charlie Brown, el personaje de Peanuts (Snoopy), pero es sólo un nombre, realmente."

Comentarios anteriores de Martin sobre encontrar inspiración en el movimiento de resistencia anti-nazi White Rose dejó de hecho una huella. "Hay un puñado de canciones en el álbum que tratan de expresarse en un mundo sombrío", confirma Champion. "Un montón de canciones de Chris se refieren a personas que se levantan por sí mismas, a pesar de que están siendo oprimidos".

También deben agradecer a Adam Ant por aprender que Coldplay abandonó el "look de la revolución francesa" de Viva La Vida, quien insistió en que habían robado de él en favor de una imagen de las pandillas de graffiti de los '80 de Nueva York, aunque uno esta vez podría subir una pocas cejas entre los miembros sobrevivientes de The Clash. "Erm, tiene un aspecto un poco Clash, ¿no es cierto?" sonroja Champion. "Cuando vi las fotos de prensa la primera cosa que noté fue lo mucho que Chris se parecía a Joe Strummer".

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Sin traducir.
Fecha: 12 de agosto
Revista: BILLBOARD Magazine
Título: The Return Of Coldplay

As Coldplay finishes the new "Mylo Xyloto," a candid and detailed conversation with Chris Martin, Jonny Buckland and manager Dave Holmes about harvesting the best songs, executing a bold global plan-and choosing to create without fear.

He offers a Perrier. In his dressing room, prior to a gig at UCLA's Los Angeles Tennis Center, Coldplay's Chris Martin is polite and engaging, showing no signs that he and his bandmates are neck-deep and under the gun in the painstaking process of completing the next Coldplay album.

Titled "Mylo Xyloto" and due Oct. 24 worldwide (except for North America, where it will debut Oct. 25) on Capitol Records, the album will be Coldplay's fifth, and comes at a critical juncture for a band entering its second decade. This will be its first record in three years, and not only does the band's loyal fans crave new music, but the industry at large is looking for more evidence that Coldplay is indeed still on an upward trajectory as an international mega-band with decades of staying power. "Viva la Vida or Death and All His Friends" (2008) debuted at No. 1 and has sold 2.8 million units in the United States, according to Nielsen SoundScan, and the tour in support of it grossed more than $126 million and moved more than 1.7 million tickets to 94 shows, according to Billboard Boxscore.

Embarking on a new cycle, spirits, like expectations, are high. "We've been together long enough that I know how everyone else is feeling, and it makes me excited when I feel the others are excited," Martin says. "They seem pretty fired up. I think we have a lot to prove to ourselves. There's no point in not going for it." This is global go-time for Martin and Jonny Buckland (guitar), Guy Berryman (bass) and Will Champion (drums), as the band and its team transition from showcasing choice songs at festivals to teeing up the launch of the record in earnest. Of course, they have to finish it first.

This gorgeous evening in Los Angeles, the members of Coldplay are completely immersed in this still-evolving project-to the point of mixing the romantic ballad "Us Against the World" that very day. That one is "a keeper," Martin says. But the fate of other songs that the band has written and recorded since "Viva la Vida," including the eight heard by Billboard prior to the show, is very much in play.

"Because we haven't sequenced it yet, the goal is to leave it in a peaceful place when we finish it," Martin says. "The hope is for the record to be free from any musical kind of box. It very much comes from the Brian Eno professorship of, 'Go anywhere. As long as it's you guys, you can go anywhere.'"

It's an album destined to be filled with emotive, ambitious soundscapes that while true to the band's sound also furiously pushes limits and strives to convey big themes-all this in a marketplace dominated by singles. "Mylo Xyloto" is a concept album at its core. "A story... loosely a kind of romance in an oppressive environment," Martin explains, adding that (as of now) the "love story" will have a happy ending-depending on sequencing.

What this record will ultimately be is a fluid thing today, but Buckland, reclining in a stadium seat shortly after sound check, believes-"hopes" might be a better word-that the record is 90% done. How will he know it's finished? "We stop worrying," Buckland says. "I'm still worrying about what songs are going to get on. We're not worrying about whether we've got enough-more that we've got slightly too many, and which ones we should put on."

The band has already narrowed the field of songs in contention, or versions of those songs. "These are the edits of edits of edits," Buckland says of the album's current status. "It's a brutal process of writing lots of songs, recording lots of songs, and all of those songs having different ideas on them. That's why it takes us so long. We write 70 songs to get 10."

Some songs are already familiar to fans from festival appearances and aural previews, including the relentlessly effervescent first track, "Every Teardrop Is a Waterfall"; the shimmering, syncopated "Charlie Brown"; and "Major Minus," an ominous, thundering beast of a song with rattling guitars, potent (and rare) Buckland solos and restless, shifting musical patterns. Those three songs, along with others like the bold anthem "Paradise" (the first "proper" single from the record, due Sept. 12); the broad, bass-heavy "Up in Flames"; and the textured romance of "Us Against the World" seem destined to appear on Mylo Xyloto. But another uptempo track, "Hurts Like Heaven," and particularly the "Major Tom"-meets-Sinatra exercise of "Moving to Mars" could potentially (tragically?) end up on the scrap heap.

Of "Mars," Buckland says, "I like it," before quickly adding, "It probably won't make it. It was just one of those ones. There was a period where it all worked, then it sat for a bit, we threw [out] lots of ideas, brought them together, pulled them apart, put them back on. We always like the beginning... that intimate sound. And we thought, 'Where can we take it? What can we do?'"

Such is the Coldplay way, where the life expectancy of sonic gems is tenuous at best. "It's a process of throwing as many ideas as we can at things until you finally get one or maybe two that you like-and even then it's a process of editing," Buckland says. "You keep trying new things until you get to the one that lasts. We're more thorough with it now than we've ever been, more brutal with each other's ideas."

So "Mars," a B-side on "Every Teardrop," will likely be collateral damage. "At the moment, there's about four different incarnations in the track listing," Martin says. "I'm a little bit lost today on what to leave off."
"Major Minus," on the other hand, seems solid as an integral part of the album's concept. "I don't think we'll leave that one off, because it's supposed to be a sort of villainous, dark piece," Martin says. "The baddie. The Bond villain, an Orwellian thing. It came from reading 'The Road' from Cormac McCarthy."

Longtime band manager Dave Holmes says there's a lot of "internal discussions" these days on what to include on the record, complicated by the fact that "they don't want to have long albums. After "X&Y" [in 2005], which I think they felt was probably, in retrospect, a few songs too many, they're adamant about keeping the albums short," Holmes says, adding that the record will probably include 10 songs. "That presents a problem for us in the inner circle, because we all have our favorites." All agree the record will clock in at less than 50 minutes, and Martin says they'll finish 13 songs.

Expectations are huge. "This album could be career defining," says Holmes, a man not given to hyperbole. "Laurels have not been rested upon. They took it up a notch, they challenged themselves, and the music I've heard has been nothing short of spectacular and next-level. They've made a record they're proud of. This band is never cocky. But there is a quiet confidence."

Then Buckland adds: "We're as good as we've ever been, at least."

The fact that the band has road-tested many of these songs-a strategic move by Holmes that's supported by the label-seems to be aiding the creation process. In fact, in addition to "Every Teardrop," and an EP, 'Every Teardrop Is a Waterfall,' that added "Major Minus" and "Mars," several songs have trickled out through live performances at major festivals like Glastonbury in the United Kingdom, Fuji Rocks in Japan, Splendor in the Grass in Australia and Lollapalooza in the United States.

"I watch a lot of other records and how they're being set up," Holmes says, "particularly rock records, and I keep seeing people do the same thing: one single six weeks before the album, then launch the album. That model's dead. For rock albums in particular, you have to take a longer approach, invite people to the party, bring them in. Because media is so fragmented, and there are so many places you have to touch people. Historically you only had a few outlets."

The setup for "Mylo Xyloto" began in June for an October release. Very unusual. "It's riskier when you go out with one song and throw all your chips down on that one song," Holmes says. He likens the current plan to a Japanese music model. "You have three singles, and then the album is almost the end of the campaign. You work up to the album." Holmes sees that trend happening in the West, particularly in hip-hop, "Kanye [West] being the best example last year with his record. There were three or four songs out leading into that album. That builds the excitement level up... there's this anticipation."

The "launch of the launch" began at the Rock Im Park festival in Nuremberg, Germany, in early June: Coldplay played six new songs. "That was something the band didn't really want to do at first," Holmes says. "But I said, 'The worst thing we could do is go out and play the hits. Let's do a global festival run, and look at them as giant buzz gigs. Let's just go out and make a great performance... let the music do the talking, play new songs and get people talking about the fact you're playing new music. Even if it's polarizing.'"

The band has played new music this summer, including two songs this night, at a benefit for the Grammy in the Schools program, that were beamed out Aug. 3 on "Jimmy Kimmel Live!," but the members haven't talked about it-until now. "We're literally only talking about the album now, and it's August," Holmes says. "We haven't been talking about the street date, what kind of album it is. And it's doing exactly what my hope was. There's a tremendous buzz. The full-court press is really going to start happening now, with this event and [Billboard's] cover."

The rather quiet release of songs, paired with the band's "aggressive, almost promotional touring," as EMI executive VP of marketing and promotion Greg Thompson puts it, was intentional. But rather than simply release these songs into the ether, "you maximize that impact by calling attention to the availability of that music, by really taking advantage of it virally around the world," Thompson says.

Though it seems a risky business, as the new songs are prolific on YouTube and elsewhere, the payoff is global. "There are pros and cons to things in life, and one of the pros of the world we live in with the Internet is it has become a very small world, so if the band chooses to play a new song on a stage in Japan or Germany, it can go around the world very fast," Thompson says.

"The band has a great following and loyal fan base, and feeding that fan base through viral opportunities, as well as traditional partners like radio and video channels, the press, and creating a couple of videos to bring these songs to life, all of that adds up to giving people a lot of exposure to a band who could easily take [its audience] for granted. But they've chosen to go the other direction and make sure they over-serve their core with lots of music-so they know what they're getting."

Miles Leonard, president of Coldplay's London-based label home Parlophone (he was instrumental in signing Coldplay in 1999 as the label's then-head of A&R), thinks the approach suits the band. "Some artists or labels shy away from allowing their artists to play unreleased music live... we saw it as a brilliant way of building excitement," Leonard says. "It will be to our advantage come October that [fans are] familiar with the songs because they've been at the shows or listened to them online. We're excited about people hearing more than just one single before they have to want to purchase an album."

One wild card: Are the band members ready to play these songs in front of millions? Leonard believes, and videos from the shows confirm, they are. "Even though we're still mixing some of those songs... they've rehearsed them up and obviously they've been recording them," he says. "They wanted to say, 'Look, here's what we've been up to... we hope you like it.' You have to embrace these situations, not shy away from them."

In the end, the band seems to have benefited. "That's been brilliant; the best thing we could have done," Buckland says. "In this age of YouTube and instantaneous availability, it's kind of terrifying, because... whatever mistakes you make or whatever bad ideas you have are stuck. But it's... also made us make decisions, and made us feel different about certain songs." So, in a way, fan response, along with a song's viability onstage, have affected the very course of the record: "How we mix it," Buckland says, "how we feel about what tracks should go where and which tracks should be on the record."

Working without a net, though, does have its challenges, as at the band's monumental performance at Glastonbury when a first run at "Us Against the World" faltered in front of the Glasto masses and millions more through BBC and VH1 TV watchers. The group good-naturedly gave it another go, making for a special moment in a performance full of them. "We have a rule," Martin says, laughing and shaking his head, "that one fuck-up is charming, but any more than that is unprofessional."

BIG PLANS

If the ultimate makeup of "Mylo Xyloto" is in flux at the moment, the plan is solid at the macro level. "This is my favorite part," Holmes says. "The setup and looking at opportunities, gauging which ones we'll do, and how we should do them, and when."

"Paradise" will be the Sept. 12 iTunes preorder "instant grat" track. The Oct. 24 release date will be followed by tickets for a world tour tentatively set to begin next April (the band will first play a brief U.K./Euro arena run in December) to go on sale shortly thereafter.

"Historically, I would have the tour start roughly four weeks after the album," Holmes says. "This time it's more of a promo-based campaign... this whole fall is dedicated to television and promotion. It's a different approach for us." A broad range of TV appearances are in the works, many first-timers for Coldplay that'll not only surprise longtime fans but also likely create new ones.

Putting tickets on sale around the album release is a tactic Holmes has employed successfully. "It's a risk I took early on because... we're not one of those bands that has to have two singles out before we put the tour up," he says. "The guy who bought the record is probably going to buy the ticket, so make it all happen in roughly the same time frame." Holmes adds that he has "never taken great risks" on the touring side, tending to be conservative on the size of venues and ticket prices, particularly the latter. "If other people were potentially representing [Coldplay], they would have pushed this band into much higher ticket prices," Holmes says. "We've never crossed $100. The highest ticket price is usually around $90 for the P1s. Our average ticket price is about $65."

Coldplay won't top the $100 mark this time, either. "We could easily go $125 a ticket and I don't think our fans would be too offended by it," Holmes says. "But there's something that happens when you go into that place. You become one of 'those acts.' And I won't. It's not about the money, it's about [wanting] to be around in 20 years still doing this."

As such, though he'll likely work with them, Holmes won't be accepting a global tour offer from Live Nation or AEG Live. "I've never felt the need to do a deal with a touring company, because I'm not looking for the big check," he says. "I'm not going to them and saying, 'I want $200 million to make it work,' because... the ticket prices are going to be in the stratosphere... that's how you make it work."

If all goes as planned, global touring will take place from next spring until late summer 2013. The band will jump back and forth between North American and European legs first and play Latin America and Australia later. New for the band will be a deeper run into Eastern Europe, playing new markets like Finland and Russia. Two October 2011 stadium shows in Johannesburg are already sold out.

In 2012, Coldplay will play arenas, festivals and stadiums, and will venture into stadium waters in North America more than ever in the past, according to Holmes. The manager is playing it close to the vest now in terms of promoters. "I've done a lot of work with Live Nation, and I like AEG, and Simon Moran [SJM] will always be our guy in the U.K.," he says. "Simon is someone who I consider a partner for me in the U.K. with Coldplay. I trust his instincts. He's much more than a promoter to us."

FROM COLDPLAY TO THE WORLD

The launch of "Mylo Xyloto" is reflective of both the band's global popularity and today's marketplace. "We live in a world where people are going to want the new Coldplay record the same moment anybody else in the world has is it," EMI's Thompson says. "There's that 'immediate gratification' factor. You've got to serve everybody at the same time."

But the rollout has its challenges; the biggest of which is, "You can't physically be everywhere on street date, so that's why this advance promotion is so key in igniting the fan base," Thompson says. "[Coldplay have] chosen to do that work upfront."

The album will be released in digital, CD and vinyl formats. The 25,000 vinyl editions will include a 12-inch-by-36-inch poster. A limited-edition pop-up version will also be available-in that: a book with graffiti pop-up art designed by David A. Carter, vinyl and CD, as well as photographs and journals.

With nearly three months until street dates, Thompson says retail aspects are still being locked in. "I can't talk about it except to say we're trying to create a great partnership with every vendor we do business with," he says. "We did the iTunes Festival in London as part of our whole buildup to street date with iTunes and the iTunes customer. You'll see similar things done with physical retailers around the world in different ways."

Thompson says the album will be issued in one physical and one digital format for all partners, and there are discussions on some sort of deluxe edition. At this point, no retail exclusives confirmed. "We're trying to avoid that," Thompson says. "Because this is a global band and that's sort of a Pandora's box." When Coldplay played the iTunes Festival in July, the band was placed prominently on the iTunes storefronts around the globe. That led to significant increases for the single and EP at iTunes, the latest win in what has been a fruitful partnership for both.

"When the new-media departments started at the labels back in the early 2000s and the new-media guy was the geek in the corner that no one really listened to in the marketing meetings, I got to know that guy really well, and I started to build my relationships with companies like iTunes," Holmes says. "I knew this was where it was going. I got the band in early with iTunes. We've built a truly unique partnership with the retailer, and I'd say we have the same type of relationships with Walmart, Starbucks and Amazon as well. With iTunes in particular, because we've been so successful for them . . . they tend to go above and beyond."

Emphasis track "Every Teardrop" is making noise at formats including triple A, modern rock and adult top 40. "There has been some great support on the top 40 side, and this track is already on big radio stations in the top 40 world like [WHTZ] Z100 in New York and [KIIS] Kiss-FM in L.A.," Thompson says. "That's a huge testament to the mass-appeal nature of the song and the band and the event that radio feels about a Coldplay release."

While the ultimate shape of the album is still being determined, "there is a cohesiveness to it," Holmes says. "People will find it all makes sense, but it goes all over the place, as they always do."

The artful, graffiti-themed video for "Every Teardrop" tips how the visual aspects of "Mylo Xyloto" will take shape. "For Coldplay, it's as indie-looking as they'll probably ever be at this stage," Holmes says. "It wasn't a big-budget . . . video; it suited the song and where we're at in the campaign. And you'll see the graffiti in that as a tease to what's about to come with the artwork and everything."

Unlike many managers, Holmes does have input on the artistic side. "I don't want to get involved at the demo stage or the preproduction stage; where I weigh in is when we're closer to mixing... that's when they want my feedback as well," he says. "That's when I'll say, 'That lyric, I don't know, Chris.' We have that kind of relationship... I know I can be brutally honest. He knows I'm not a manager that's living in fear of getting fired if I say the wrong thing. I'm just going to tell him."

The album was produced by Markus Dravs, Daniel Green and Rik Simpson, with Eno providing "enoxification" (the band's term for his role in the studio) and additional composition. It was recorded at the band's London studios the Beehive and the Bakery. If conceptually Mylo is about romance in a post-apocalyptic society, in terms of sonics, "I suppose the theme would be letting loose musically," Buckland says. "Louder drums, louder guitars, more contrast. Then we wanted to go down to the most intimate moments, then back to the biggest we've ever been."

Martin believes the album is a representation of the band as a whole, not just the singer. "I feel like the limelight is very split, balanced out more than ever, which is a nice thing," he says. "Five albums in, everyone who likes Coldplay, or doesn't like Coldplay, is kind of used to the singer, so the challenge is to try and keep it interesting for the listener. When someone's on the first album, everyone is just excited by the sound of their voice, whether it's Amy Winehouse or Adele or Bono or whoever it is, when it's a fresh voice. When it's the fifth album, everyone takes that bit for granted."

The genesis of the record began with two separate musical visions, according to Buckland. "We had one idea that we'd make an intimate, acoustic record and then we'll make an electric, wild record," he says. "But we all just kind of wanted to make the electric, wild record. And then some of the acoustic things kind of bled in somehow. We still wanted those moments, where you can hear someone plucking the string, you can hear the breathing, you can hear the piano pedal being pressed."

The process of recording "Mylo Xyloto" was different from previous studio projects "only in that we've tried not to be scared," Martin says. "We accept now that anything we do will invite a certain degree of negativity, so instead of letting that constrain us, this time out, it's, 'Well, fuck it. We'll just go for it.'"

Martin points out that Coldplay's ascension occurred at the same time as that of the Internet, where opinions, often negative, proliferate. "At first it was like, 'What the hell is this? Thousands of people who hate you,'" he says. "But then you forget about the people who really like what you do. So the combination of getting over that worry, and working with Brian Eno and Markus Dravs, familiar people, made us feel like we'll just run with it this time and worry about what everyone says later."

Though not a "guitar record" by any stretch, the new album does feature Buckland in unique ways and his presence is felt on "Mylo Xyloto" probably more than any album. "He's a very shy person," Martin says of Buckland. "It makes me giggle to see how many moments he has [on the new record]. We've deliberately kept all of them."

Martin says when the band finished 'Viva la Vida,' "we were all feeling pretty pleased with ourselves when it was like No. 1 or whatever." But he says a letter from Eno put things in perspective. "It said, 'Dear Coldplay. I really think we've made a good record here. But I do think we can do a lot better, and I feel we all need to get back to work as soon as possible, because I feel like Jonny especially is on the route to something and he hasn't got there yet.' We're like, 'Ah, fucking hell, man.' This was like a week after the record came out. So we took the challenge and I feel very proud of [Buckland]. He's pushed himself a lot."

Buckland is characteristically understated about his fretwork. "I think I've gotten quite a bit more confident," he says. "A few years ago I had tendonitis in my wrist, so I stuck to playing simple things that I could keep going through. I had an operation, and I can play a bit more now."

Asked how he knows a record is done, Martin says, "When it's taken from our grasp, unwillingly. Every time, we think we'll be done in two weeks, and every time it's right up to the last minute. We know we want it to come out in October, so whenever the last moment that's possible, that will be when it has to be. I find it very hard to deliver an album."

That's not an exaggeration, Holmes says. "Our delivery date is Sept. 9, and they will be in the studio until midnight Sept. 8."

THE NEXT PHASE

"They have the ability to surpass the success they've had, and that's taking into consideration the decline in the market," Parlophone's Leonard says. "They've delivered a unique, special record indeed."

Martin will not forecast what the future might hold for Coldplay. "I always feel like each record is our last, but at the moment I'm in the stage where I really mean it," he says. "I just can't imagine how we would do another one, because we've thrown everything [into this one]. When it's finished, which hopefully should be pretty soon-it has to be pretty soon-we won't have been able to put more work into it, which I guess is the only thing we can really do."

Asked if in two years he'll feel like embarking on this entire process again, Martin says, "I don't know. But I never know. I think it would be bad if I was like, 'Yeah, we've got 15 songs up our sleeves.' I don't have anything left. I feel proud of our band at the moment. We're just so grateful, and very driven. How long that will last, I don't know. I don't know how long you can maintain that kind of focus."

And the pressures Martin feels in creating a new record aren't commercial, or even artistic. "The honest answer is, I want anyone who spends money on us to be really pleased with their purchase," he says. "If you want to speak purely? How I really feel is, we don't make it for us. We don't make it to sell millions, we don't make it to answer critics. We make it so that if you're in a store and you buy our record, or a ticket - like a good sandwich - you go, 'That's good!' That's all it is. And I look to my heroes on both record and live and I think that the people I like the most are the people that are really working for their audience. Bruce [Springsteen] being the No. 1 example. I don't really like the whole, 'We're just doing this and if you like it, great.' I don't subscribe to that."



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Sin traducir. Reseña de las nuevas canciones.
Fecha: 22 de agosto de 2011.
Revista: Rolling Stone.
Título: Coldplay's new cuts: Weirder, Groovier

These new songs - all debuted live in recent months but not yet released in studio versions - suggest Coldplay's forthcoming album may be more gritty, fun, strange and (yes) danceable than any so far: a Zooropa to the Unforgettable Fire of 2008's Viva la Vida. "Hurts Like Heaven" opened their Lollapalooza set with a word rush that occasionally recalled LCD Soundsystem's "All My Friends", plus some outstanding guitar asides...

Broadcast on Jimmy Kimmel Live!, "Charlie Brown" (not the Coasters ' 1959 hit, alas) triangulates Springsteen, U2 and Arcade FIre in a hood-rat oratorio that roars even if Chris Martin's delivery feels too genteel. "Us Against The World" (debuted at the Rock am Ring festival in Germany) is an anthemic ballad with sweet harmony vocals from drummer/secret weapon Will Champion. Most interesting may be "Princess Of China" with a dubby drum track so huge, it apparently blew out all the bootleggers' mics in Nuremburg.


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Re: Entrevistas a la banda

Mensaje por Martu el Mar Ago 23, 2011 1:27 pm

Extremadamente largo lo de Billboard u.u

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Gracias por todo Santi!! Very Happy

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Mensaje por Nico_cp el Vie Ago 26, 2011 1:22 am

Muy buena recopilación! Traducir el Billboard... esta larguito xD

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The Sunday Times (UK): They've got a ticket to stride

Mensaje por SantiagoSoul el Dom Sep 18, 2011 8:35 pm


Sin traducir.
Fecha: 17 de septiembre de 2011.
Revista: The Sunday Times (UK).
Título: They've got a ticket to stride








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Video: Entrevista a Chris Martin (Rolling Stone Magazine USA)

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Fecha: 20 de septiembre de 2011.
Revista: Rolling Stone (USA)

Habla sobre Mylo Xyloto y su trabajo con Brian Eno y Rihanna.

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Revista La Repubblica XL de Italia

Mensaje por SantiagoSoul el Vie Sep 30, 2011 12:59 pm

Sin traducir.
Fecha: 29 de septiembre de 2011.
Revista: La Repubblica XL (Italia).








Coldplay are pissing in front of John Lennon. Seating of WC, they are looking at The Beatles in Hamburg. But it's not lack of respect - it's because in Bakery's bathroom [...] they hanged two pics on the wall: the first shows Lennon in the '70s with an Elvis Presley pin; the second one The Beatles in Germany in 1960, before Ringo Starr came in the band, when they were not-so-well-known.

'Can I go to the toilet?', asks Guy Berryman, Coldplay bassist, the coolest of the band, a beautiful browned hair guy. He's a thing about marathon and he's used to run and run with Chris. Strange: Guy looks dangerously like Joseph Fiennes who fell in love with Gwyneth Paltrow in Shakespeare In Love. And Gwyneth is the Hollywood star, married with Chris. It could be so nice to ask Guy if he had had a casting for that movie and about resemblance...

I'm not here talking about movies, but on the new album, Mylo Xyloto (the first ask 'What the fucking hell it means?' will win a peluche-Mylo Xyloto), out on October, 25th (in Italy that's the release date), anticipated by the two singles ETIAW and Paradise. [...]

I see Berryman vanishing in another room so I go upstairs in the Bakery. On the walls graffitis are all over. They reminds me the new album atmosphere and ETIAW video. Will comes to me - he's the factotum in the band, called 'the decisionist' of the gang. Anyway, my interview is planned with Chris and Jonny. So, look at there: they are sitting on a table, seeing a picture of a young Elvis Presley wearing a a cowboy hat, between his mum Gladys and his father Vernon. 'That's right, we are Elvis fans, of course'! Sounds weird: Coldplay are intrugued with rock history, they feel respect for the past but at the same time with Eno they are loking for a future outside rock music for their songs. That's the reason of Princess Of China - a duet with r'n'b' queen, Rihanna.

Let's start with the title (yes, we want to talk about it too!) Chris, what's Mylo Xyloto? Which language is come from? It seems ancient greek but...
It's very very modern english! It has to be pronounced [Mylo Ksailotou]. Two words invented by us, as the band name. Coldplay doesn't mean anything. Or, wait a minute... It's not true we're not meaning anything: it's 'cause Coldplay didn't exist as a word in the dictionary but from 1998 on it identifies us. And, as Mylo Xyloto, is a word you can't find googling in the web. So, you cannot trust in Internet to know what it means. We wanted a fresh, original, unknown word, linked only to us and no more. [A word] like Yaho, Google and iTunes: mysterious and different from all the stuff you could find surfing on the web...

Chris, in ETIAW you sing: 'I turn the music up/I shut the world outside'. It's a teenager stuff, isn't?
Not only that. It's usual for us to escape from reality through music. We do it. Before MX studio sessions, for two entire years every morning I ran and ran and, in the meanwhile, I have listened a different album every day. I was back to be a music fan: I forgot how was wonderful listening to our colleagues music.

Talking about Charlie Brown, if you can listen to it you realize you like Arcade Fire a lot.
Yes, we are not scared to confess. This love for them has to be pulled out somewhere and in some ways. It's really important for us to keep our fascination for the other bands alive, without feeling envy. Competition is ok, but you have to recognize the other bands value. After our Grammy, Radiohead sent us a letter with all their congrats

MX is yout fifth album but, sorry for that, i'm still not aware about a thing: Buckland is or is not a great guitarist? Chris, what do you think 'bout it?
He's not very highly thought of, because he doesn't show off technique. But I think 'guitar gods' (whom usually play so long solo riffs) are ridiculous. Jonny is great because writes fantastic melodies. I love him. Yes, Matt Bellamy is a bright musicist and Jonny Greenwood is very good, but in my opinion Jony is still the number 1.

And you, Buckland, what's your response?
My favourite riff is in Neil Youg's Cinnamon Girl, 1969: a single note, that's all

Is it true that MX was influenced by George Orwell's 1984 and Cormac McCarthy's The Road?
Yes, the concept of this album is the story of two people oppressed by the world they're living in. They meet each other, they fall in love and try to run away together. Paradise talks about a girl who's feeling lost, Charlie Brown is the male character running away with her. It starts like a bad moment but it has a peaceful and sweet end.

Like ETIAW, a song dominated by a euphoric rhythm, with some end of 80's house elements. Did you get mixep up with? Did you go in Spain during summer to dance, like thousand of english people?
Who? Us? Nope, we attended our middle schools in that period! We went in Spain on holidays, but along with our parents. They forced to go to bed at 10pm. Never seen a disco...

So, where did you heard Ritmo de la noche that's the background of ETIAW?
In a movie called Biutiful, directed by Inarritu, starring Javier Bardem. There was a scene in a club and someone played Ritmo de la noche, even if the original rendition was by Peter Allen, a 70's singer.

It's a perfect dance song. Why did you let Swedish House Mafia to remix it?
Initially, we asked this to the Sicilian Mafia but they were not so interested into. Can we joke with the Sicilian Mafia, right? We love Sicily. Do you think someone won't take it easy?

No, I don't think so, but it's much better going on with this interview. Let's talk about MX artwork. I see you have dozen of books about graffitis from every part of the world and the artwork itself was drawn by you and your friend Paris, a writer from Bristol. Why?
It's freedom of a total expression. We paint - or, at least, we making a scene with spray cans. We thought about a very cool graphic project, but in a second moment MX's music forced us towards experimentations. We are on the scene since more than 10 years, so sometimes we feel ourselves force to go as far as we do. Everyone has an opinion about us and on the web there's too much negativity. So we stopped us and said: let's invent a new our own private world, with our colours and our street art. As in a gang: to distinguish ourselves and to be not so scared of.

Are you scared about something? Why: you sold millions of copies and Viva La Vida... was the best selling album of 2008! Chris, are you afraid about what?
Nothing indeed! But when a band becomes big and important - and we were for a while (What? Is he humble now?), you appeals to too much people and not everybody spend such good words about you. It's for this reason we have never googled our name.

With some strange lyrics as 'I'd Rather be a comma than a full stop', you were asking for it!
... my relatives firstly! My uncle wrote me a letter and said that part of ETIAW is terrifying! But in my opinion is a good thing: at least i'm not dead. There's a comma, and something will happen tomorrow.

Let's criticise yourself by our own now. Why in your latest gigs you tributed Amy Winehouse singing Rehab, with that macabre verse like 'They tried to make me go to rehab and I said no, no, no'?
Because we have had some gigs during the same week Amy was found dead. And it is a great song indeed! Even Apple and Moses are used to sing it. And they also know every Katy Perry lyrics telling 'bout Roipnol and other pills. They also repeat a verse from Lil Wayne's Lollipop: 'She said lick like a lollipop'. It's just pop music, nothing to be worried about.

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REVIEW ABOUT MYLO XYLOTO:

The concept is as old as the world. A boy and a girl loving each other. But Chris Martin goes wild...

"‎'A boy meets girl, fall in love, struggling to stay together, and the prudent old history of the world seems to be the concept behind the meaning of Mylo Xyloto. (Read the interview on page 40, the fifth album by Coldplay, the sequel Viva La Vida ...best-selling album in the world in 2008.) Concept, yes, but, unfortunately, does not always mean entirely progressive, although MX is a great progression from the previous discs. Here I present to you my analysis of the album, after having approached the triumphant rock of Arcade Fire, the experience of hearing bands like Vampire Weekend (similar to Major Minus) and the eternal Talking Heads, I am able to account how successful MX may or may not be – after all, U2 steamed away from the production by Brian Eno after a while, maybe for the best, maybe not. The evidence lies within Coldplay’s newest set of songs.

I find the inspiration Coldplay uses, arrives from unexpected places, like the 90's dance, in fact- a sample of this Coldplay convey is in Every Teardrop ... thought to have hit the group's house Saccado. (‘El De La Noche Rhythm’ - those over 35 may know it well) stolen from the 70's pop singer Peter Allen. And even though Coldplay’s lyrics are in the opposite direction, (the lack of a purpose in life, drug addiction, which destroys the employment business, euphoric music, pure ecstasy) – Chris writes how things like how he compares adolescent eyes to the stars, with his fists in his pockets and claims indirectly how he is plainly not at all interested in whatever lyrics are supposedly popular to a certain market. Is this for the best, Coldplay? Almost every song we find on the album is written of alienation, with Every Teardrop being a hymn of salvation, and everything else MX turning out to be made of sadness and euphoria. So, saying this, Hurts like Heaven, we can imagine, is ETIAW’s younger sister. Arcade Fire’s melodies and dark color work without mystical treatment, and the same goes for U2 (Unforgettable Fire). We can see signs of this same aura in Charlie Brown. This is the hit that Arcade Fire could never write (and I bet this will be the next BIG single after 'Paradise'?). Finally, Us Against The World Turns out to be a bittersweet, romantic ballad that could we can not miss…for the world. MX might very well be a bomb of an album, maybe you just need to give it some time to make your heart beat.'"

Rating: 8/10 - Suggested record to be compared with Mylo Xyloto: Arcade Fire - Funeral

Just to compare, here all the ratings for other albums:

Apparat: The Devil's Walk 6.8
My Brightest Diamond: All things Will Unwind 7.4
Justice: Audio, Video Disco 7.3
Noel Gallagher: Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds 7.0
Zola Jesus: Conatus 8.0
Steven Wilson: Grace for Drowning 7.5
Peter Gabriel: New Blood 6.5
Evanescence: Evanescence 5.0
David Guetta: Nothing But The Beat 4.8
...A Toys Orchestra: Midnight (R)evolution 7.0
Bedouin Soundclash: lIght The Horizon 7.8
Machine Head: Into The Locust 7.9
Tom Waits: Bad As Me 7.5

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Mensaje por Martu el Vie Sep 30, 2011 5:34 pm

'Disco para comparar a MX: Arcade Fire - Funeral'

Claramente no escuché MX, pero..Funeral? Según mi gusto está entre los mejores discos de la década, con 3 o 4 temas muy buenos no me parece que pueda alcanzar a la magnificencia (?) de los tantos temazos que se incluyen en el álbum debut de AF..y no me vengan a comparar ETIAW con Rebellion porque los baneo (?) jajaja

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Video: Entrevista a Chris y Jonny sobre "Mylo Xyloto" (NME UK)

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Fecha: 21 de octubre de 2011.
Sitio: NME (UK)

Hablan sobre el disco, cómo influyó Brian Eno, el single "Paradise" y la pregunta incómoda sobre las letras de sus canciones (Charlie Brown)

I know our lyrics are a bit shit, but (the ones for 'Charlie Brown') I like them a lot.

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Chris Martin habla sobre Mylo Xyloto en exclusiva para Sopitas.com

Mensaje por SantiagoSoul el Lun Oct 24, 2011 9:54 pm



Hoy sale a la venta Mylo Xyloto, uno de los discos más esperados del año, y quinto en la carrera de Coldplay, quienes en opinión de muchos “ya no son lo que eran”.

La pregunta aquí es: ¿alguien sigue siendo lo que era hace diez años?

Ante tal cuestionamiento, emprendimos el viaje a Rock In Rio, donde además de ver a Coldplay podríamos entrevistar por separado a los integrantes del grupo, y preguntarles sobre el proceso, el desarrollo y el resultado de Mylo Xyloto.

Es la suite 716 del Hotel Fasano, uno de los más lujosos de Rio de Janeiro, la que hospeda a Chris Martin. En medio de un día bastante ajetreado, previo a su presentación en Rock In Rio, el lider de Coldplay nos abre la puerta y nos recibe para platicar con Sopitas.com sobre este nuevo disco.

Sopitas: Da la impresión de que Mylo Xyloto fue un gran reto para el grupo. Todo comenzó con la idea de hacer un disco acústico, después pensaron que sería bueno hacer un soundtrack para un filme animado que nunca se materializó, probaron estudios, colaboraron con diversos productores, etc. ¿Cómo fue todo el proceso, se sentían de alguna manera presionados por hacer un “gran disco”?

Chris Martin: No, no lo creo, todos los cambios que se fueron dando en el proceso del disco, no fueron originados por problemas, sino que fue un proceso natural en el que cuando estás haciendo algo, te vas percatando de otras cosas. Cierto, todo comenzó con la idea de hacer un disco acústico, y luego, conforme teníamos las canciones nos dimos cuenta de que podrían sonar mejor si les agregábamos algunas otras cosas o efectos. Las canciones simplemente crecieron y estoy seguro que el resultado final del disco es lo mejor que pudimos hacer. Pusimos todo nuestro empeño, trabajo, amor y dedicación en él. Yo no podría decir si es un disco bueno o malo, porque estoy muy cercano a él, pero si sé que trabajamos mucho; aunque a veces, puedes trabajar mucho para una pelea de box y aún así perderla, así que no sabemos cual será el resultado final.

Sopitas: Claro, aunque también para hacer una valoración del disco, necesitas darle tiempo, ¿no? Estoy seguro que ustedes, y la gente en general no se sienten igual con el Viva la Vida en este momento, que como lo percibían cuando salió…

Chris Martin: Habitualmente no suelo escuchar ninguno de nuestros discos después de que los publicamos, porque siento que sería un poco doloroso, pero hoy me siento muy bien con Viva la Vida…

Sopitas: Sí, y justo es de lo que quiero platicar, pues Viva la Vida era un disco muy denso, oscuro y ahora Mylo Xyloto es un album extremadamente colorido por todos lados, suena a un Coldplay bastante alegre.

Chris Martin: Claro, Viva la Vida era un disco que hablaba sobre la muerte y este es un disco sobre la vida; no sé porqué, probablemente tiene algo que ver con el hecho de que hay momentos en los que el mundo se ve como algo espantoso, prendes las noticias y siempre hay algo malo, así que platicamos entre nosotros y dijimos “no hagamos un disco sobre lo mal que están las cosas, sino uno que vea el lado positivo, que hable sobre las cosas buenas que tiene la vida”. Son canciones de amor, de estar juntos o de como, el estar con la gente que quieres, te ayuda a enfrentar cualquier cosa. Son simples emociones, pero son optimistas.



Sopitas: Me llama la atención que hables de canciones, cuando da la impresión de que Mylo Xyloto, al igual que otros discos de Coldplay envuelven todo un concepto, que se percibe desde el título del disco, el arte, la estética del grupo, la ropa que usan, los símbolos que utilizan…

Chris Martin: La razón principal por la que tratamos de recrear todo un universo alrededor de un disco, particularmente en los últimos dos, ha sido por lo divertido que nos resulta el proceso. Ayuda mucho que tengamos nuestro propio estudio, The Bakery, donde podemos pintar las paredes, dibujar en el piso, romper cosas; es un espacio muy libre y de repente nos dimos cuenta de lo mucho que estábamos disfrutando el poder pintarrajear cosas con spray, dibujar cosas en la ropa y aunque muchas personas no se dan cuenta de ello, tú lo haz notado y eso es maravilloso, pues hace que todo sea más uniforme y nos hace creer en lo que hacemos y todo, absolutamente todo lo que ves alrededor de Mylo Xyloto ha nacido de nosotros.

Sopitas: Apenas he podido escuchar el álbum dos o tres veces, pero te puedo decir que mi canción favorita, por mucho, es “Hurts Like Heaven”, cuéntanos de ella…

——-Chris comienza a tararear el coro la canción,”So coold, so cooold”———-

Chris Martin: Hurts Like Heaven nació del efecto de un teclado, que se llama “Protocol Profit” que es muy rápido, con un gran ritmo, empecé a tocar algunos acordes sobre él, Will puso las percusiones que pueden escuchar, y de la nada comenzamos a cantar cosas sin sentido como “dibidibidabachaba dibi dibiripa”. Al mismo tiempo, “Hurts Like Heaven”, figuraba en una lista de títulos que teníamos y un día, mientras trataba de dormir en mi cama, en una de esas noches en las que estás pensando una y otra vez, todo me hizo sentido. Le hablé a Jonny, creo unos riffs y la armamos por completo.

Sopitas: Personalmente me parece una gran canción para abrir el disco, creo que es una gran introducción a este “nuevo” Coldplay, vivo y multicolor del que ya hablamos.

Chris Martin: Totalmente y me alegra que lo hayas entendido así, porque justamente esa era la intención que teníamos: sacudirnos todo el polvo, la tristeza, la tensión y tratar de no tenerle miedo a nada, porque justo lo que dice esta canción, es que cuando usas tu corazón como una arma, duele como el cielo mismo; es decir que si sigues tu pasión y lo que realmente quieres, todo va a estar bien.



Sopitas: ¿Y cómo es que terminaron con Rihanna en el disco?

Chris Martin: Esa es una buena pregunta, porque siempre nos ha gustado la voz de Rihanna desde que sacó su primer single. Todo comenzó hace un par de años, en San Francisco, cuando íbamos a tocar en la gala benéfica que anualmente organiza Neil Young en favor de una escuela, The Bridge School para niños con necesidades especiales; y la noche anterior, estaba en un estudio, con un poco de tiempo, y salió esta canción. Inmediatamente pensé en enviarsela a Rihanna porque estaba seguro de que era la voz indicada. Se la enseñe al resto de la banda, le hicimos algunos arreglos para que realmente fuera una canción de Coldplay y al final era una canción que nos ayudó a entrar en una fase de experimentación que nunca habíamos hecho, como era el incluir una colaboración con alguien en un disco. Yo estaba muy nervioso, porque no sabía si Rihanna iba aceptar o no y es raro, porque (la colaboración) no es algo que la gente pudiera esperar, pero nos gusta mucho. Ella canta muy bien, tiene una gran voz, todo lo que canta lo lleva a otro nivel, lo hace sonar mejor.

Sopitas: Hablemos de México; entre los fans de mexicanos, circula esta versión de que Mylo Xyloto cuyas iniciales serían MX, está inspirado en México, tal y como sucedió con Viva la Vida…

Chris Martin: Viva la Vida si nació en México por todo lo de Frida Kahlo, pero en mi opinión, Mylo Xyloto significa lo que cada persona quiere que signifique.

Sopitas: ¿Tiene algo que ver con este artista callejero que se hace llamar Xylo?

Chris Martin: No, no sabía que existia alguien con ese nombre… pero es una coincidencia, porque en realidad el Xyloto tiene que ver con el xilófono y lo que pasaría si pudieras sentir y plasmar la música en tus dedos del pie, Xylo-Toe, en tanto que Mylo, pensamos que era un buen nombre propio, pero en realidad está abierto a cualquier interpretación.



Sopitas: La última vez que estuvieron en México, presentaron una gira en diversos estadios, para este disco están pensando volver a las arenas, repetir estadios, conciertos más chicos?

Chris Martin: No tenemos idea, queremos ver como crece el disco en la gente y a partir de ahí hacer una gira de acuerdo a ello; no queremos dar por hecho absolutamente nada, porque en la industria de la música las cosas cambian demasiado rápido, pero pueden estar seguros de que México estará en la gira.

Sopitas: Recuerdo haber estado en el backstage en alguno de sus conciertos, viéndolos jugar Ping Pong ¿quién es el campeón del grupo?

Chris Martin: El verdadero campeón soy yo, pero Will da mucha pelea. No juega mucho, pero cuando jugamos normalmente me gana. Así que creo que el debería de ser el campeón, pero no juega mucho.

Sopitas: ¿Aparte del ping pong, supongo que les gusta el fútbol?

Chris Martin: Sí, mucho; Jonny y Will le van al Southampton, pero como juega en divisiones inferiores, apoyan al Tottenham en la Premier League, así que yo también sigo a esos equipos, porque al que yo le voy es todavía más pequeño, es el Exeter City y habitualmente no les va muy bien, pero me gustan mucho.

Sopitas: ¿Te has dado cuenta de que hace 10 años, cuando editaron Parachutes, no existía el iPod? Es impresionante como en esta década, la tecnología ha cambiado la manera en la que consumimos y escuchamos música; la gente puede comprar una canción desde su teléfono celular, en tanto que a los grupos también les ha dado la libertad de poder lanzar una canción en cuestión de horas si así lo desean. ¿Cual es la perspectiva de Coldplay al respecto?

Chris Martin: Bueno, tiene dos partes, una buena y una mala; la mala es que la música ha perdido su valor. No importa si eres los Rolling Stones o cualquier otra banda, pero a los que realmente afecta son a los grupos nuevos, quienes encuentran diversas dificultades para poder financiar una gira, o los tres o cuatro discos que les llevará consolidarse como algo grande; por otro lado, se ha sacrificado mucho la calidad, es decir, la compresión de las canciones para escucharlas en un dispositivo móvil, a veces hace que la gente no se percate de esos pequeños detalles que hacen la diferencia. Por el mismo lado, hay cosas muy positivas como el hecho de que cualquier persona pueda lanzar sus canciones y que podamos escuchar cualquier cantidad de canciones por diversas que estas sean en un click tras click, de Rihanna a Lenny Kravitz a Radiohead a algún cuarteto húngaro; eso es realmente increíble; que todo mundo tenga acceso a tanta música, cuando hace diez años tenías que estar buscando los cd´s por todos lados. Creo que ha hecho de la música, un espacio abierto.

Sopitas: Hemos podido ver en sus videos y en sus presentaciones en vivo, esta constante de círculos y símbolos que llevas puestos en la ropa, y que también aparecen en la escenografia de sus giras y de los videos, más allá de presentar algo uniforme respecto al disco ¿tienen un significado especial?

Chris Martin: Sí, en la banda decidimos crear todos estos logos, hicimos doce o catorce, cada uno para representar una canción del disco. El corazón es para “Hurts Like Heaven”, la Antena es para “Major Minus”, esta flor es para “Charlie Brown”, etc.

Sopitas: Ya que mencionas a Charlie Brown, es una de las canciones que sin haber salido el disco, ya es favorita de la gente; cuentanos la historia detrás de esta canción.

Chris Martin: Esta es una de mis preguntas favoritas. Mi esposa estaba trabajando en Los Angeles y yo había aprovechado el viaje para ir a un concierto de Bruce Springsteen, y salí muy inspirado de ese show. Llegué a mi casa y todos estaban dormidos, yo quería seguir escuchando música y el único lugar para escuchar música sin hacer mucho ruido, es el jardín, en la casa de juego de los niños, la cual es muy muy pequeña; y ahí comenzó todo. Es un lugar muy extraño para componer una canción, porque no la puedes tocar muy duro ni mucho menos, pero ese fue su encanto…



Coldplay lanza el día de hoy Mylo Xyloto; un disco que ciertamente ha sido calificado por algunos fans del grupo como una decepción, aunque en mi particular y humilde opinión, es un gran disco de pop. Durante muchos años, criticamos a Oasis, U2 y otras bandas por hacer “siempre lo mismo”, y creo que si hay algo que aplaudirle a Coldplay con este album es justamente el atrevimiento de darle la vuelta, arriesgarse y presentarnos algo totalmente distinto, musical y estéticamente.

Si es bueno o no, cada quién lo podrá decidir, pero al igual que como le dije a Chris Martin en la entrevista, sólo el paso del tiempo nos podrá ayudar a encontrar la verdadera relevancia de Mylo Xyloto.

Fuente: Sopitas.com
Vía: @ColdplayESP (Twitter)

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