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July 8, 2014 / submitted by Quinn, Australia
Q.  Do you think we could hear Wish I Was Here with the original vocals from Chris. It's an amazing song.

Thanks.

If such a version exists, it will only be in demo form. This is a collaboration so it was never a Coldplay song before it became what it is. As far as I know, the only song that ever started being performed and heard as a Coldplay song before being recorded and released by anyone else was Gravity (Embrace).
Even when Chris has written or given tracks to other people, I have never heard a version with Chris singing. Lukas (recorded by Natalie Imbruglia) for example, was intended for Viva but I never heard it.



July 7, 2014 / submitted by Tshepo, South Africa
Q.  Hello Oracle
On what song does Chris's guitar fly?

Anchorman has been referring to Chris' flying guitar at recent shows and you may have seen the photo I took of it in Paris.
This happens at the climax of God Put A Smile Upon Your Face. Chris did this on the MX tour too.
It was quite incredible watching him do it at these more intimate Ghost Stories shows and hoping it landed right on the smaller (than usual stadium) stages.




June 25, 2014 / submitted by Steven, United States of America
Q.  Hi Oracle.

My favorite bands from across the pond are Coldplay and Kasabian. I was just curious if the boys are fans of Kasabian!

Thanks!

Yes. Chris tweeted about Kasabian last Friday actually.


June 24, 2014 / submitted by Jeremy, United Kingdom
Q.  Hello Oracle, could you clarify something for me please? Is the new song on the Wish I Was Here soundtrack a collab between Coldplay and Chan Marshall or just Chris and Chan? Different websites say different things. Also, when will I be able to hear it? I love hearing new songs from Chris and/or the boys. Thanks!

I was only saying to Anchorman last week how surprised I was that nobody had asked about this song given it was first mentioned in the press over 2 months ago.
I also notice that different sources are saying different things.
Wish I Was Here is a Zach Braff film that looks set to have a great soundtrack. FYI The trailer song is So Now What by The Shins. Chris wrote a song that Chan (a.k.a Cat Power) sings and he provides backing vocals but it's Coldplay and Cat Power.
I haven't heard it yet but Dan Green tells me it's great. Zach Braff said this about it: "It's the title song of the movie. It's one of the most amazing songs ever."
The film is released 18 July. Can't wait!



June 3, 2014 / submitted by Linda, United States of America
Q.  Dear Oracle, I was completely moved by the recent TV special for Ghost Stories. The hour left me quite speechless and deeply moved. Anyway, I was wondering if the 3 markings on Chris's guitar (looked like from a sharpee marker) had any significance. They were cool and was just wondering. The album is brilliant and as a fan from the get-go , I am so happy they are making music that pleases them and not just for the critics or to just make $ etc. Thanks for reading my question! Linda.

I had the same reaction, Linda. The guitar symbols are significant in that they link to the album themes: a heart, a ghost and an O.



May 20, 2014 / submitted by Chelsea, United States of America
Q.  Even though Coldplay didn't release, Your Love Means Everything, with their current label, will they ever play it live or re-release it? It's a beautiful song and needs to be heard more often! :) Much love! xoxo

They can't release a track that isn't theirs. It's actually called Your Love Means Everything part 2 from the album Your Love Means Everything by Faultline.
It's not Coldplay, just Chris as a featured vocalist. Chris also sings vocals on another track, Where's My Boy?

FYI: The album was originally released on the Blanco Y Negro label in 2002 and re-released by EMI/Capitol in 2004.



May 14, 2014 / submitted by Safy, Egypt
Q.  Wise Oracle,

You replied on May 8th on a question about the band's earnings & how theyare split 40/20/20/20 as Chris mentioned in the Zane Lowe interview. I remember he said afterwards, that everything else is split 25/25/25/25. I am confused, what is split 25% & what is split 40/20/20/20?

In general terms when people talk about spilts, they're referring to songwriting. This means that the publishing spilts are 40/20/20/20. The 25/25/25/25 refers to all other earnings. For example revenue from merch sales, touring etc.
There are a heck of a lot of outgoings too of course.



May 8, 2014 / submitted by Chris, Germany
Q.  Is it true that the members of Coldplay split their earnings 20-20-20-40?

Yes it is. Chris mentioned this during his interview with Zane Lowe last week. He added he wasn't sure if he'd said that before. He had - he told Howard Stern back in 2011.


April 16, 2014 / submitted by Greg, United States of America
Q.  Howdy Oracle!

I'm not sure if this had been answered before, but who are the two people sitting in the back of the In My Place video?

Thanks a bunch!

Greg

I first answered this in 2009 and again (indirectly) in 2011 but just for you, Greg here it is again.



April 10, 2014 / submitted by Karolyn, Ecuador
Q.  Hi:) Did Chris learned the magic tricks he did in Magic video? I mean, he really did that? Thanks, love you.

Chris was actually taught the magic tricks on set by magician, Joe Labero.


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