Coldplay has drafted Brian Eno to produce its fourth album, Eno revealed today (Jan. 26) in an interview on BBC Radio 4’s “Front Row.” A Coldplay spokesperson was unavailable for comment at deadline.
Eno didn’t discuss the pairing in detail, but said he expected the as-yet-untitled album “will be very original and very different from what they’ve done before.” He also joked with host Kristy Lang about the pervasiveness of rock music that resembles former Eno client the Talking Heads.
“Funnily enough, I mentioned to David Byrne the other day that we are trying very hard to stay clear of Talking Heads,” he said. Eno’s most recent pop production project was Paul Simon’s “Surprise,” released last year via Warner Bros.
As previously reported, Coldplay will debut new material during a run of dates in Latin America, beginning with a Feb. 14-16 stand in Santiago, Chile. Coldplay vocalist Chris Martin also appears on “Homecoming, the intended first single from Kanye West’s next album, “Graduation.”