17 oracle items tagged as atlas
October 24, 2013 / submitted by Olivia, United States of America
Q.  Dear Oracle,
What's the strangest question you've ever been asked on here?
P.S. Do you know of anywhere I could watch Coldplay's performance on Hollywood Film Awards?

Too many strange ones to be honest (no offence, chaps!)

I have watched it online, albeit a shaky, amateur phone recording. We haven't got an official link so it's a case of searching the web. It's not the band by the way, just Chris & a piano.

October 9, 2013 / submitted by Roger, Canada
Q.  Who was involved in the production of the Atlas single as the sonics are breathtakingly beautiful? I would guess that Mr. Eno may have had a hand in some of those textures.
Thanks in advance,

Apart from the creative input of the band it wasn't Brian, it was Messrs. Simpson & Green (Rik & Dan).

September 24, 2013 / submitted by Bella, United Kingdom
Q.  Who made the Atlas video? Love it!

You can find out more about the creative team behind the video here.

September 19, 2013 / submitted by Raj, Canada
Q.  Why is the latest song called Atlas and not Carry Your World? I wonder since it's mentioned so much in the chorus, wouldn't it make a better title overall?

I don't think it's necessary to name a song after a repeated refrain or chorus.
In this case, I feel Atlas is the perfect choice.
It may help if you have an interest in Greek Mythology to make the connection but here's why it's actually a very appropriate moniker. Atlas was a Greek God who DID carry the world.

September 19, 2013 / submitted by Justin, United Kingdom
Q.  I've read that Atlas is strictly a stand-alone release to appear only on The Hunger Games: Catching Fire soundtrack? Does this mean the song will not appear on LP6? I was just wondering because generally, I prefer to buy complete sets of things, such as TV Shows, and if Atlas turned out to appear on LP6 that would negate the purpose of buying Atlas on its own from iTunes. Yes, I'm very fussy haha!

Atlas will not be on the 6th album so feel free to buy the track.

September 12, 2013 / submitted by Karen , Mexico
Q.  Hi Oracle! Do you know if Chris read The Hunger Games: Catching Fire to write Atlas? I think this song really reflects Katniss' feelings over the book.

Well, as I mentioned t'other day, this isn't a case of a previously available song being selected for the film, it's a brand new track written specifically for Catching Fire.
With that in mind, I'm not sure how Chris (or anyone) could ever write a track for a book to film adaptation without reading it.
What I'm saying is, knowing him as I do, I don't need to ask him to know that the answer is yes.

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.

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...