Coldplay’s new album, following singer Chris Martin’s split with Gwyneth Paltrow, will be a “low-key” release.
The British band recently announced the title of their sixth album, with Ghost Stories due to be released next month.
The black and white silent film-style video for the single Magic was released on Tuesday, featuring Martin as a magician’s assistant.
Following a tough few weeks for Martin after the breakdown of his ten-year marriage, record label insiders say the band’s new album will give them a chance to try out different sounds before embarking on a bigger comeback in 2015.
There’s also speculation the lyrics to Magic are a reference to the split, with Martin singing “I just got broken, broken into two” but adding at the end “if you were to ask me, after all that we’ve been through, if you believe in magic, yes I do” .
“Ghost Stories is sort of a low-key release for Coldplay, if that’s possible,” a source told Britain’s Daily Star.
“It’s their chance to try out some different ideas on a smaller scale before coming back next year with a more traditional record.”
Although this year may be a quieter affair, the band are gearing up for bigger things in the future, with a rumoured major tour in the pipeline.
“There probably won’t be a huge amount of activity from the band this year, just smaller dates. Next year is when fans can look forward to some much bigger Coldplay tour dates,” the source said.
While the band concentrate on their new music, 37-year-old Martin’s marriage breakdown continues to be the subject of speculation, with rumours of affairs surrounding the former couple.