The 'Viva La Vida' rockers have spent much of the last year
working on their fifth album, and said they have to make sure they don't get
too absorbed in themselves and their recording process.
Singer Chris Martin told radio station BBC 6 Music:
"Sometimes you can get very institutionalized in the studio.
"You can forget you're going to have to play this for
other people. That's when music can get a bit silly."
Guitarist Jonny Buckland added: "You can forget that
there are actually other people in the world."
The album is being made by the band - which also features
bassist Guy Berryman and drummer Will Champion - alongside two producers, Brian
Eno and Markus Dravs, and Chris and Jonny explained how they fulfill very
different roles in working with the band.
Chris said: "Brian is very much the sower of seeds and
ideas and experimenting and liberating. Markus' job is to come in after all
that has been done and sculpt it into some kind of releasable format. They're
very much like a tag team and we're very lucky to have them."
Jonny added: "At the moment we're working with Marcus
on the sculpture bit."
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