Coldplay Experimented With Hypnosis While Writing ‘Mylo Xyloto’
We've heard of bringing regular old therapists and session musicians into the studio to help a band with the creative process, but hypnotherapists? Turns out that's what Coldplay did when recording 'Mylo Xyloto' -- and it's not as uncommon as you'd think.
The Mirror reports that hypnosis was a suggestion brought in by producer Brian Eno. It is a method he has utilized to great success in the past, to which the band thought "Why the hell not?"
Bass player Guy Berryman reflected on this unusual technique, saying, "We're not afraid to try different things. Brian Eno brought a friend in and the four of us were playing music under hypnosis. It didn't really come to anything. You try 10 ideas and only one works. But nothing is too stupid for us."
In other Coldplay news, frontman Chris Martin (and Gwyneth Paltrow's hubby) was angered by the plagiarism claims levied at the band recently. Martin is usually quite cheeky and self-deprecating -- so he's typically British -- when it comes to the critics of the band. Remember when he compared them to pandas? Well, the normally funny and low-key Martin was driven to cursing when criticism turned into claims of copying.
"It's fine to not like the band but it's not right to accuse us of plagiarism. It's a very big difference between criticism and accusation. The people who do that are c-----s quite frankly," he said. Point taken, Chris!
'Mylo Xyloto' is out now.