No matter how you may feel about the English superpower, you can’t can fault Coldplay for lack of ambition.
According to a recent interview with NME, lead singer Chris Martin feels that the band has yet to create its masterpiece, despite 2008’s Viva la Vida having struck perhaps the most potent commercial and critical balance of their careers. Martin says that the band is “still hungry” to achieve that masterpiece, which may come as a sign of hope to fans made nervous by rumors that LP5 would be the final Coldplay album.
Brian Eno and Markus Dravs are producing, which, given their contributions to Viva la Vida (and both their respective careers of course) is a promising sign. When asked by BBC Radio whether the album would be released by summer, Martin only stated that there was plenty of work remaining to be done.