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[–]rfamico 27 points28 points  (1 child)

And. Here. We. Go.

[–]TingleMapsEye 14 points15 points  (0 children)

Someone wake Joel!

[–]the-boxmanNeon Bible 13 points14 points  (5 children)

I live in London so will keep an eye out. For years afterwards I would spot Reflektor graffiti throughout the city.

[–]rfamico 12 points13 points  (4 children)

There’s some stenciled reflektor graffiti by my apartment in Chicago. I swear if the city rips up that section of sidewalk…

[–]cmcb21 2 points3 points  (0 children)

There is one stenciled right in front of Music Box Theatre. I was always so stoked walking by it when I was going to see movie.

[–]the-boxmanNeon Bible 0 points1 point  (1 child)

That's cool! I kinda wanna check the locations I've spotted and see if it's still intact.

[–]ElevatorBonesReflektor 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I just went to Google Maps to see if I could still see the one outside CB2 in Chicago. Sure enough it's there in the Oct 2014 timeline!

[–]ddddavidee 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Pic? Please...

[–]olgusia_olgusia 7 points8 points  (10 children)

What do you think, how long we must wait?

[–]Chapperdeemus[S] 20 points21 points  (0 children)

Now our lives are changing fast, now our lives are changing fast

[–]Lennon2217 11 points12 points  (8 children)

I think we get new music within 10-12 days. The postcard routine only gets you so far. When Radiohead did this in 2016 new music dropped within a week. Same for when Coldplay did it in 2019.

[–]charles_peugeot405 1 point2 points  (7 children)

I immediately thought of the Everyday Life promos. I think that was my favorite way any band has rolled out an album

[–]Lennon2217 2 points3 points  (6 children)

I feel like within a month we got 2 singles and the full album from when the postcards arrived.

[–]charles_peugeot405 1 point2 points  (5 children)

It was all within like October and November. I loved the pacing

[–]Lennon2217 0 points1 point  (4 children)

On the flip side it took Coldplay almost 6 months to drop music of the spheres after higher power came out in May.

[–]charles_peugeot405 0 points1 point  (3 children)

True, but they were made to be different things. EL was supposed to be a smaller release with out major radio play, and no real tour. MOTS was supposed to be a massive commercial release with lots of radio play and a huge tour. So I get why they did them differently

[–]Lennon2217 1 point2 points  (2 children)

That album was extremely undercooked. Half the album was released as a single or played live/streamed. The remaining 4 non interlude tracks ended up being average at best. Long ass promo campaign for a spiritless album.

[–]charles_peugeot405 2 points3 points  (1 child)

Yeah it’s probably my least favorite Coldplay album. Coloratura is the only song I still come back to

[–]Lennon2217 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Couldn’t agree more.

[–]Aram240 5 points6 points  (6 children)

Any theories on what this drawing might mean? Looks fascinating either way

[–]bauncehaus 12 points13 points  (5 children)

Based solely on the pun of “eye unsubscribe,”thematically it could be commentary on social media and digital surveillance (e.g. Facebook harvesting our eyeballs for ad revenue), and knowing Win/Regine, protesting it. The fact it’s a post card could mean musically a less “plugged-in” sound a la Funeral, but they also did a sheet music bit for Infinite Content so that may be wishful thinking on my part.

[–]maybeitsmaplebeans 4 points5 points  (1 child)



[–]bauncehaus 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Accordion, strings, horns, hurdy-gurdy, just maybe no more pan flute. (Although that was very tastefully done in EN)

[–]the-boxmanNeon Bible 2 points3 points  (2 children)

Yeah it kinda feels like an extension of and a push back to Everything Now, thematically at least.

[–]Lennon2217 3 points4 points  (1 child)

That would be ideal. That promo was a hot mess with way too much backlash that sadly outshined the actual music being created. Less is more I feel.

[–]the-boxmanNeon Bible 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Yep. I feel like that album would be better received if it was just surprise released. This seems like it's heading in a good direction!

[–]Ozy-Man 4 points5 points  (3 children)

Not trying to be pessimistic, but rather genuine - how do we know this is AF? I wasn’t around as a fan during Reflektor or EN marketing (although I’ve since looked into how it all worked back then), but could someone let me know if I’m just missing anything?

[–]Chapperdeemus[S] 6 points7 points  (2 children)

Starting to be picked up by media outlets now, which adds credibility. NME have run a story on it.

[–]Ozy-Man 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Awesome. Thank you

[–]xelabagus 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Perhaps - the NME article is using this post and u/Bordongrown's as source material, so it could just be the snake eating its tail.

[–]yagretbigwazak 2 points3 points  (0 children)

i live in Glasgow, might see if i can spot anything

[–]ElevatorBonesReflektor 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Sorry I can't stop seeing a turtle's butthole. I'll show myself out

[–]Kellermanc007 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I am hyperventilating

[–]DontGetNEBigIdeasAfterlife 0 points1 point  (1 child)

“Unsubscribe” likely the name. It follows nicely from Reflektor and Everything Now

[–]charles_peugeot405 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Idk about “likely”

[–]Lennon2217 -3 points-2 points  (0 children)

Need stickers in New York or it never happened.

[–]slingermanjones03 0 points1 point  (0 children)

aesthetic based on the last bon iver album /s

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