If Coldplay was looking to confuse pretty much every one of their fans with their new album title, they may have very well achieved their goal. In a new post on their official website, the following statement was made their new album’s title — “Mylo Xyloto” — and its October 25 release date:
“Hello everybody. We have finished our new album. We hope you like it and we hope you are all well.”
The next single from the album will be entitled “Paradise,” and it will officially be released on September 12. (The first single, entitled “Every Teardrop is a Waterfall,” has found a reasonable amount of success both on top 40 and adult-contemporary radio.)
For those of you trying to figure out the possibly meaning behind this title, it’s a little unclear — though Latin derivations of “Mylo” tend to suggest that it is about something falling apart. (Meanwhile, “Xyloto” has been used to refer to a family of insects.) Could this be some sort of statement meant to suggeest people coming together in the midst of what are difficult times for the world? Until Chris Martin or someone else in the band speaks out about it themselves, we will probably not know for sure.
For the second straight album, the presence of legendary producer Brian Eno should be obvious on a number of the tracks — and now, the lengthy waiting period for more Coldplay songs begins.
What do you think of this title?