September 6, 2012 - submitted by Sam, United States of America

Q. Dear Oracle
I was wondering if the names of the songs in the Parachutes album, were chosen to sort of show someones thought while skydiving for example, or on a less literal scale, doing something that they're nervous about. Please let me know I'm quite curious.
Thanks


The Oracle replies:

There wasn't a deliberate pre-planned theme to the Parachutes album even if the songs' contents seem linked. The time scale between the writing of the first to last song is so vast that it's merely coincidence that they appear to allude to similar subjects - though not unusual if we look at Chris' writing historically.

The title definitely represents the feeling they had prior to releasing their debut album. When they were deciding upon a name, they decided it summed it up perfectly.