Coldplay have declared that producer Brian Eno was almost one of the band as they created new album Mylo Xyloto.
The group, who have just announced today (12 August) that they will release their fifth studio album on October 24, worked with Markus Dravs, Dan Green and Rik Simpson on the record's production along with the former Roxy Music man, though drummer Will Champion singled out Eno's contribution.
"For this album Brian's more of a collaborative writer than a producer," he told Q. "He was with us more in the early stages when the songs were being created, though his influence is everywhere."
Champion added: "He's omnipresent, even when he's not in the building he leaves his aura around for inspiration. Brian is a great sewer of seeds whereas Markus us the farmer. He has amazing powers of concentration, way beyond ours."
Oh and in case you're wondering, apparently the album title is pronounced "my-lo zy-letoe", so there you go.
Read full interview with Coldplay only in Q302 which is on sale now. Plus the band have been nominated as one of the 25 greatest artists of Q's lifetime. Head to Qthemusic.com/q25 to vote for them and get more information about our 25th birthday celebrations, including exclusive gigs, video interviews and more.
12:45 PM | 12/08/2011
More Photos Of:
Andy Smith picks out some personal favourites who'll be heading to Yorkshire in May
Taken from his new book, out today (10 Mar), the bassist revisits his relationship with Malcolm McLaren
Craig Potter talks through the band's sixth album, out today (10 March)
The man who books the August festival has put together an audio guide to this year's bill
Amy Gravelle provides a musical guide next week's (11-16 March) festival in Austin, Texas
The producer reveals how he recruited the Hitmaker for his debut album Glow (out 10 Mar)