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Coldplay to Release Another Album Next Year

ColdplayColdplay is planning to release another album next year.

The "Paradise" hitmakers, whose new record Ghost Stories will be released next month and is a departure from their usual sound, are reportedly planning a more commercial follow-up album in 2015. "Ghost Stories is sort of a low-key release for Coldplay, if that's possible. It's their chance to try out some different ideas on a smaller scale before coming back next year with a more traditional record," a source said.

The band - featuring Chris Martin, Jonny Buckland, Guy Berryman and Will Champion - have been experimenting with their sound in a similar way to Radiohead and U2 did in the middle of their careers by recording more atmospheric tracks. "U2 did it with Achtung Baby and Zooropa. And it's no secret Coldplay have always admired Radiohead. They did a similar thing with their experimental Kid A album in 2000, returning a year later with sister release Amnesiac. It's that kind of idea," the source continued.

Chris, 37, has been focusing on the band's upcoming release after splitting from his wife of 11 years, Gwyneth Paltrow, 41. The frontman - who is renowned for writing confessional lyrics - has also written about the "pain" of infidelity on the band's new track "Another's Arms," which is speculated to be the reason for their split.

Despite the new release of the new album, the band "probably" won't be performing many gigs this year and will focus on smaller dates. "Next year is when fans can look forward to some much bigger Coldplay tour dates," the insider added.

Coldplay will release Ghost Stories on May 19.

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