September 9, 2013 - submitted by Salete, Brazil

Q. Dear Oracle: The new song Atlas (beautiful and perfect) is based on Greek mythology? Coldplay is using Greek mythology as inspiration for the next album? PS: I love this idea.


The Oracle replies:

Atlas is a standalone track written for The Hunger Games' 2nd cinematic installment soundtrack and its lyrics relate to that.
Without giving too much away, the title Atlas relates to the weight of the world the main character carries - that's the only Greek mythology link.
The song was inspired by the book/film and written specifically for Catching Fire. Being a one off, it's not an indication of album 6 - not that I'd discuss that yet of course...