My favorite band on the planet is back three years after their most colorful album, Mylo Xyloto and this time, they're bringing ghost stories. On May 19th, Coldplay is set to release their sixth studio album titled Ghost Stories, which already sounds darker than anything they've produced thus far.
Their sound is more electronic and that's not a bad thing either. That's progression. If you compare each of their albums, you'll find something profoundly unique about each one. Of course, Viva la Vida was slightly different, being their declaration of fearlessness, blending music with artwork and...Brian Eno, who ultimately changed the way they produce their music.
Two tracks from Ghost Stories have already been released: Midnight, in the form of a music video, and Magic in the form of a streaming track on YouTube and available to download if you pre-order the nine track album on iTunes. Interestingly, the CD version available from Target comes with three Target-only bonus tracks bringing the album up to a full twelve tracks. That's more like it being as the iTunes version, at first glance, appears to be a bit sparse and unusual for Coldplay.
It's always exciting to get new music from your favorite musicians. When Coldplay releases a new album, they are very good at teasing fans with b-sides, artwork, surprise concerts or performances, and usually one of their best tracks from the album. Sure, every band out there does this but not like Coldplay.