30 oracle items tagged as asfos
July 7, 2014 / submitted by Maria, Venezuela
Q.  Hi Oracle! Just a question: Is there an alternative video for A Sky Full Of Stars?

No, there isn't an "alternative" video - though another video exists. In the case of Violet Hill & Viva la Vida, two videos were shot with the intention of both were released. The ASFOS video shot in Australia is the only one that we'll see.

July 1, 2014 / submitted by Carlye, United States of America
Q.  Hello Oracle!
So as I was scrolling through Twitter yesterday, I saw a Tweet about the new A Sky Full Of Stars EP. Then, of course, I went to iTunes to buy it but it wasn't there. I searched and searched for it but it's not showing up. I even asked a few of my friends if it was available for them and they said no. I'm not sure if it's just because I live in America but I know the release was worldwide. Do you know why it is not showing up? Please help!
Thank you!

Those songs were available in the U.S back in May on the Target Deluxe version of the album. That is why the E.P is not available in America as Anchorman reported.

June 30, 2014 / submitted by Lidia, Australia
Q.  Hi Oracle
I love the new album GS, please tell Coldplay to never stop making music!
At first I thought A Sky Full of Stars was about a person you love, what you think & feel for them but now I'm starting to think it's actually directed to God. Do you know if this was Chris' intention when he wrote the song?
Thanks Oracle, I love reading all the Q&A's!

It's not directed to God - the mention of heaven has nothing to do with religion.
Following on from last week's question about Kevin Cordsaco, his father Kevin posted the following on facebook after speaking with Chris prior to a recent Coldplay show.
"He (Chris) went on and told us that a part of the album was inspired by Kevin, specifically the song, A Sky Full Of Stars!

The last song of the night was A Sky Full of Stars. Listen to the words..'Cause you're a sky full of stars. Cause you get lighter the more it gets dark. Cause in a sky filled with stars. I wanna give you my heart. I think I saw you. Such a heavenly view, I think I see you.'"

June 30, 2014 / submitted by Brennen, United Kingdom
Q.  Hello, Oracle. Will the A Sky Full of Stars radio edit have no EDM?

A radio edit is just a shorter version not a reworking of a song. It will therefore be the same.

June 26, 2014 / submitted by Christopher, United States of America
Q.  Oracle my question is what was Coldplay actually playing during the filming of A Sky Full Of Stars video? Was the song playing out loud for fans to sing along? Please help me Oracle your my only hope...

It would be extremely odd to play any song other than the one they are making a video for.
At the end of the video shoot, the band played the song (A Sky Full Of Stars if we're still not clear) live on the small raised podium. They played acoustically over a backing track and the crowd joined in for the final refrain.

June 23, 2014 / submitted by Mikayla, United States of America
Q.  So Oracle, I was wondering if at the end of the new A Sky Full of Stars video what the confetti was shaped as: stars or butterflies? I tried looking but couldn't quite tell and I know that they love butterfly confetti (I was at their Portland, OR concert in 2012 and remember a lot of butterfly confetti), but then the song is about stars, so I wasn't sure. Thank you for answering all of our questions and hope you keep doing it for a long time. :)

It was star-shaped confetti used for the ASFOS video shoot and (hopefully without spoiling it for anyone going to the RAH gigs next week) during the current live shows.

June 23, 2014 / submitted by Alican, United States of America
Q.  Just a simple question: Where was A Sky Full of Stars shot? Oh btw, Coldplay is awesome. Okay, thanks.

The ASFOS was filmed on King Street in Newtown, Sydney.

June 16, 2014 / submitted by Donny, Canada
Q.  When is the new video clip for A Sky Full of Stars coming out?

It's not been filmed yet. Phil tweeted earlier announcing that the video will be shot in Sydney tomorrow (Tue 17 June) and invited people to be in it. Keep your eyes peeled for further information.

UPDATE: Here are the details you need if you want to be in the video.

May 6, 2014 / submitted by She , Philippines
Q.  Why and how did Coldplay come to a decision of collaborating with Avicii?

Chris is simply a massive fan of Avicii and was really keen to collaborate. That's it really.

April 29, 2014 / submitted by Aji, Indonesia
Q.  What do you think about A Sky Full of Stars? From what I heard It sounds really awesome, it sounds a lot like EDM and it's produced by Avicii. Is this your favorite song out of Ghost Stories album? Or maybe there's another song that's better than ASFOS?
Also due to the fact that True Love produced by Timbaland, do you think it sounds a bit like Hip hop or R&B or not both? Thanks :)

I prefer the word collaboration here because the tracks you mention aren't cut & dried produced by Avicii or Timbaland.
I think I'm right in saying Timbaland contributed to True Love but didn't co-produce it. It's actually one of my favourite songs on the album & as much as I love Timbaland, it is nothing like what you'd expect from his involvement. Unlike ASFOS which leaves us in no doubt; it practically screams 'AVICII'!
I love EDM but this album's subtlety is too sublime to resist. Oceans, O, Midnight, Magic, True Love... I can't decide between them.
I'm not ignoring Always In My Head, Ink, Another's Arms by the way - it's just I'd annoy myself if I don't choose.
Less than 3 weeks to go. Exciting.