Coldplay have reportedly brought some beat-making equipment into the studio and have recorded a 168-beats-per-minute "rave" track that's in 7/4 time. The band have been recording the follow-up to Viva La Vida Or Death And All His Friends in London, England with producer Brian Eno (Talking Heads, U2) while on a break from their tour.
"Will [Champion, drums] has a new toy for drum programming which has sent him on a beat-making odyssey. He rolls up today with a new idea and announces cheerfully to all that, 'It's in seven four time and it's 168 bpm', "Roadie #42" blogged on Coldplay's website on April 20.
"For those of you less versed in music theory, 'Seven four time' means that when he kicks off the drum machine, everyone spends a lot of time asking, 'Where's the one?' Meanwhile, '168 bpm' means that everyone is getting confused very quickly."