Legendary ambient music artist and super-producer Brian Eno has revealed that he has been drafted to work on the next Coldplay album. In an interview with Kristy Lang on BBC Radio 4’s ‘Front Row’ on Friday, Eno explained that he is set to work on the follow-up to Coldplay’s ‘X&Y’.
“I’m working with Coldplay,” said Eno. “I’m producing their new record, which I think will be very original and very different from what they’ve done before.”
Eno also talked about the influence of Talking Heads – with whom he’s worked in the past – and joked that the new record won’t sound at all similar, saying, “Funnily enough, I mentioned to [Talking Heads’ singer] David Byrne the other day that we are trying very hard to stay clear of Talking Heads.”
Eno has produced some of the most successful albums of all time, and also some of the most creative pop albums ever, including releases by David Bowie, U2, Peter Gabriel, Depeche Mode, Talking Heads, and Devo.