5 March 2015 / submitted by Cristian, Colombia
Q.  Hello Oracle. I was wondering if the band has ever played Ode to Deodorant live?
Even though it was recorded in the same demo session as Brothers & Sisters, it looks like it has only been played live 4 times.
I have sadly never witnessed it though.

5 March 2015 / submitted by Phillip, United States of America
Q.  Dearest Oracle! I was watching the video of Low at Glastonbury, and I noticed Guy taking backing vocals. I know there are times when all three of them sing back up, but it seems Will typically will cover if there is just one harmony present. What goes into delegating backing vocal parts between Will, Johnny and Guy?
Will & Guy both sang backing vocals on Low at that show. It's unusual for Guy to take them on solo. As you mentioned it's usually Will - or Jonny.
Who sings what depends on the song, the mood / range / tone, who wants to, what they collectively decide...

5 March 2015 / submitted by Nic, Canada
Q.  Hey guys, I have a million questions that i could ask all day but honestly all i want to say is thank you so much for every word you guys recorded! We have never meant but honestly you guys have helped me out more than the people around me all day. So thank you

Now for a question, you guys have been all around the world, but is there somewhere you still haven't visited that you would like to??
Sadly, such is the nature of touring that there are always places that artists hardly ever / never get to.
I receive many requests from all over the world - notably Greece & India but also Maldives and though the band may have visited there individually, they haven't appeared on the tour schedule.
Bands don't sit and choose where to go / not go so petitions don't work.

4 March 2015 / submitted by Angelica, Australia
Q.  Hey Oracle,
I was at the RAH the first night Coldplay performed. It was amazing, but I noticed something small. I noticed that Guy was standing on some platform whilst Chris and Johnny were not. I mean, don't get me wrong, Guy is one handsome bloke who deserves to be on a platform - period. But I was just wondering why he needed one during the concert?
As handsome as Guy is, he's not standing on a platform to display those good looks.
If you look closely at this photograph, you can see something on the board. I've seen Guy standing on the board with his foot resting on said something. I have no idea what that is but it has a lead coming out of the back, into the pedal board set up. I can only assume it's an effect and Guy stands on the board sometimes because it's closer to the pedals, mic and such - or maybe he just feels like it.

Thanks to Ben who sent this:
Regarding the question about Guy's pedal platform. The platform seems to be a Buttkicker Platform BKP. it lets Guy feel the vibrations of the music when he stands on it (that little square thing on it is a motor) A similar device is also used in home cinemas. Hope this helps.

4 March 2015 / submitted by Rhys, Canada
Q.  Hi Oracle, here's an interesting question I found, and I wanted to ask you:
If you could have dinner with any 5 people, relatives or celebrities (from any time in history, dead or alive), who would you choose and why?
The thing that's making it a hard decision is that some people I'd like to have met / meet might not be all that entertaining as dinner guests. Then I have to factor in whether my guests would get along. That said, I wouldn't want them getting on too well that they didn't speak to anyone else or - heaven forbid - ignore me.
I thought I would have an obvious wish list of people but it turns out, I don't.
I could pick 100 but 5 is tough. Especially as you mentioned relatives. I would never have chosen one if you hadn't have mentioned it. I'm now contemplating dinner with the following dead people: Jeff Buckley, Marilyn Monroe, Amy Winehouse, Ronnie Barker and my Grandma who left this earth far too soon.

3 March 2015 / submitted by Akash, India
Q.  The film Boyhood (2014) features the song Yellow at the very beginning of the film.[while displaying the title of film]

So did they ask permission to Coldplay for including the song in the film??(because of any copyright issues?)

Thank you in Advance...
Akash Ben
I went to see this wonderful film last year and it was such a pleasant surprise to hear Yellow during the opening sequence.
All music must be cleared before use commercially. The band aren't consulted personally, the decision is made on their behalf. As I have mentioned before, the band don't own the copyright (this is standard by the way).

3 March 2015 / submitted by Alex, United States of America
Q.  Oracle, I love her and she just got out of a long relationship, what should I do? I confessed my love and she said she loves me in many ways too. However, she says the timing hasn't been and isn't right at the moment. Being patient hurts.
Wait. If she says the timing isn't right - it isn't. You have to respect that.
By waiting, I don't mean you put everything else on hold for her. That's up to you but personally, I would carry on with life regardless of the situation. Life's too short.
There is no guarantee that the timing will ever be right but if you truly love her, you will wait and see what happens.

2 March 2015 / submitted by Laura , United States of America
Q.  Has Coldplay ever done a Live Lounge session? Have they covered any songs there? Also, are there any rare covers you know of?
They have done several Live Lounge performances over the years. Last year they performed Magic & Oceans. I don't know what you mean by a rare cover but yes, there were covers. They didn't do a cover on that occasion but have on previous visits. Those mostly included Christmas songs (obviously around Christmas time) and We Found Love (Rihanna / Calvin Harris) back in Norwich, 2011.

2 March 2015 / submitted by Bailey, United States of America
Q.  Hi Oracle! I'm just wondering, what's the talking from in the background of the song Easy to Please?
It's just non-specific background noise. Microphones were set up on the street to capture the atmosphere so there was no direction or script involved.

2 March 2015 / submitted by Karolyn, Ecuador
Q.  What colors you see on the dress? White and Gold, or Blue and Black?

I see blue and black.
Loves, Karolyn
I see white & gold.