On their eighth studio album, Coldplay have made a record that embraces the past while still keeping most of its heart in the present. The double album entitled Everyday Life is broken into two chapters, in “Sunrise” and “Sunset,” and paints a picture of a band with plenty of tricks still up their sleeves. Every detail of this album seems carefully crafted, right down to the artwork mirrored on both the top and bottom. Chris Martin and his bandmates could have made a record in the same vein of their last effort, A Head Full of Dreams, but that’s simply not in Coldplay’s DNA to be complacent with what they have done before. Instead, we are left with 16 songs that sound simultaneously immediate, current, and creative.
“We’re taking time over the next year or two, to work out how our tour can not only be sustainable [but] how can it be actively beneficial.”
“All of us have to work out the best way of doing our job,” he continued, saying the band wanted their future tours to “have a positive impact.”
Coldplay will make a surprise return with a new LP at the end of November – AND it’s the first part of a double header.
The quartet are said to be repeating the success of their Ghost Stories/A Head Full Of Dreams releases by dropping an arty LP first ahead of a more mainstream pop collection the following year.
An insider spilled: “The first album is the more experimental side of Coldplay, they probably won’t tour until 2020 when the next one arrives.”
Rebecca Sun, writing at The Hollywood Reporter:
To director Jon M. Chu, the only tune that could fit the bill was Coldplay’s 2000 breakthrough single “Yellow.” Warner Bros. was concerned that the song’s title was problematic (the word has been used as an ethnic slur against Asians), but that’s exactly why Chu wanted it. “We’re going to own that term,” he told The Hollywood Reporter in an outtake from THR’s cover story. “If we’re going to be called yellow, we’re going to make it beautiful.”