Group inspired by visits to Spain, Latin America



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Coldplay front man Chris Martin performs last year.


British rock group Coldplay has revealed its new album will have an “Hispanic theme,” BBC News Online reports.

A handwritten message on the band’s website says recording sessions in Spain, and a tour of Latin America earlier this year, have influenced the new album’s sound.

“No maracas or castanets,” the message said, “but a vibrancy and colourfulness that owes much to the atmosphere of Buenos Aires and Barcelona.”

Coldplay’s fourth album, the follow-up to 2005’s X&Y, is due next year. The group is among Britain’s most successful acts, scoring international hits with songs like Yellow, Clocks, The Scientist and Fix You.

X&Y was the biggest-selling album in the world in 2005, and the band has admitted there has been “tension” in the recording studio as they try to follow it up.

“Tension is an inherent part of recording,” a note on the group’s website explained. The author, who uses the alias Prospekt, continued to say the group recently sat down with producer Brian Eno to review their progress. Fans widely believe the new album will be titled Prospekt.