31 oracle items tagged as ghost stories
May 1, 2014 / submitted by Raquel, Mexico
Q.  Dear Oracle,
I listened to iTunes festival. Do you know the name of the first song that Coldplay played? It's really amazing I been starting over and over in order to hear it again.
Thanks and best regards

It's the opening track of Ghost Stories - Always in My Head.

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.

April 23, 2014 / submitted by Gaston, Argentina
Q.  Why are they called Ghost Stories shows?

I mean, is the concert based only in the songs of the album or is a normal Coldplay show but with new songs?

All tours - whether small ones or world ones - have a name of sorts. It's usually the name of or from whatever the current album is.
These live dates are surrounding the release of Ghost Stories hence its name but, as far as I know, it's not going to be a show consisting solely of the album tracks.

April 22, 2014 / submitted by Conner, United States of America
Q.  Which is your favorite out of the first four Ghost Stories songs and why? It's tough, but I think I'd have to go with Another's Arms because it has a cool vibe to it. A bit of the same vibe I feel when I listen to Yes for some reason.

You haven't heard my favourite from Ghost Stories yet but of the four it's Midnight & Magic.

March 25, 2014 / submitted by Dandelion, United Kingdom
Q.  Hi, dear Oracle!

I once read the band said they thought albums should be no longer than 42 minutes OR 9 tracks. Does this mean that Ghost Stories is longer than 42 minutes??

Thanks dear Oracle! Have a nice week!

You'll have to wait and see ;-)

March 25, 2014 / submitted by Ysabelle, France
Q.  I read on a French site that Ghost Stories would be only an experimental album (or an EP) not the real LP 6. Is it true? Thank you so much for your answer.

No. Perhaps they were describing the musical tone as experimental and you've misunderstood. Or maybe they're talking nonsense. Ghost Stories is an album and besides, it has too many tracks and too long a running time to be defined as an E.P.

March 20, 2014 / submitted by Mariano, Venezuela
Q.  Dear O,

Have you already heard Ghost Stories in its entirety?

Would you say the album has a strong R&B and hip hop influence? Thanks!

No, I wouldn't. In fact, I'd say the opposite! It has no R&B and hip-hop influence. You can get a feel of the style of Ghost Stories from Midnight & Magic. The band also played Always In My Head and Another's Arms at the iTunes Festival - there's no hint of R&B in any of these new songs.

March 19, 2014 / submitted by Gabe, United States of America
Q.  How come there is no self titled Ghost Stories track? Since every album so far has a self titled track. Thanks Oracle!

Who said there isn't? Maybe there is...

March 17, 2014 / submitted by RevolutionDude, United States of America
Q.  Dear Oracle,

If you could give a title to each of the two trilogies of Coldplay albums, what would you call them?

(Trilogy 1: Parachutes, AROBTTH, X&Y
Trilogy 2: VLV, MX, Ghost Stories)

It seems like the second trilogy has a lot to do with art, but I'm not sure about the first.

After X&Y was completed, Chris did tell me he felt the first three albums were a trilogy but as far as I am aware, there has been no mention of Viva, MX, Ghost Stories being another three-part body of work.
I have never considered giving one title to the first three albums. I personally felt their themes were less related than their journey. They do seem to tell a story of perhaps growing up and finding one's place in the world but that's just off the top of my head.

March 6, 2014 / submitted by Jose, Mexico
Q.  Dear Oracle, could you tell me who produced the new album, Ghost Stories? I know that Jon Hopkins produced Midnight, but did he also produce the rest of the album? Thanks!

Ghost Stories was a collaborative effort. As you said, Jon produced Midnight, Rik Simpson & Dan Green were of course involved and Paul Epworth also worked on the album. Guy actually did a lot of the production this time round.