Coldplay are currently in the studio working on their next album, which singer Chris Martin described to Spin back in December as a concept album about ""two like-minded outsiders who meet in a very difficult environment and therefore have a journey together."
While details such as the musical direction of the songs and lyrical content are scarce, an anonymous insider named "Roadie #42" did reveal on the band's official blog that the group and producer Brian Eno are laying down vocal overdubs.
"Brian is back in the fold this week and the fellas are gathered around the mic for much of the time," the post reads. "It's a tremendous thing to get close up to. When the guys are belting it out with the track on headphones, all that can be heard in the room is the blast of harmonies. It's huge, powerful, and yet completely unaided by technology, just a pure, organic human bloom."
The insider also managed to overhear a wry quote from Martin about the album's progress. "I hear Chris standing in the doorway of Dav's room listening. 'That's amazing, just great.'" He stays a while and listens, then heads off down the stairs proclaiming to no one in particular: 'Maybe this album won't be so bad after all.'"