Thursday, August 21, 2008
The follow-up to Coldplay's Viva La Vida album could hit shelves as early as next year, according to a report.
Chris Martin and his bandmates already have a number of tracks lined up for the record following successful studio sessions with Brian Eno.
A source told The Sun: "The Viva La Vida sessions were incredibly fruitful. They gelled brilliantly with Brian and recorded much more music than they could fit on one album.
"The majority of the follow-up is already in the can, though they will have to go back into the studio at some point to add a few more songs."
The newspaper also claimed that releasing the album would bring Coldplay a step closer to leaving the EMI label, which has already been hit hard by the departures of Paul McCartney and Radiohead.
However, an EMI spokesperson told DS: "Contrary to inaccurate reports in The Sun, Coldplay are signed to a long term record deal with EMI and are committed to produce a number of albums. The band's relationship with EMI is both long-term and positive."