August 5, 2014 - submitted by Stuart, United Kingdom

Q. Is it true that the band nearly finished a new LP and then scrapped it to start again?

The Oracle replies:

Yes but it wasn't Ghost Stories. It was after Viva, the (non) album before Mylo Xyloto if you will. They'd recorded many songs - most of which were more acoustic sounding than anything. They changed direction and the concept of MX was born.