New Coldplay album, 'Mylo Xyloto' drops Oct. 25
Can it possibly be a good thing when the title of a new album needs a pronunciation guide? We’ve known it was coming this fall, but now we have a drop date for Coldplay’s fifth studio album: “Mylo Xyloto” will come out Oct. 25 in the U.S. (Oct. 24 in the rest of the world). Makes you yearn for the days of “X &Y,” doesn’t it?
“Mylo Xyloto” (pronounced my-lo zyletoe), out on Capitol Records, is the British group’s first since 2008’s Grammy-winning “Vida La Vida.” The album, available in digital, CD, and vinyl formats (including a 180-gram vinyl edition and a Pop-Up Album version with a hardback book), was produced by Markus Davs, Daniel Green and Rik Simpson. Plus, Brian Eno is credited with “enoxification and additional composition.” Yeah, it’s a made-up wordl, but we love that Eno is so well-known for his dense, atmospheric production style that we kind of know exactly what “enoxification” sounds like.
The CD features “reversible” color art, meaning 50% of the CDS will be packaged with the full color artwork for the cover, while the other 50% will come with the CD booklet flipped with a die-cut sheet featuring the silver initials “M X” over the color image.
Much more importantly, the second single, “Paradise,” comes out Sept. 12, and follows “Every Teardrop is a Waterfall.”