Coldplay's new album will be a "low-key" release.
The British band, fronted by singer Chris Martin, recently announced the title of their sixth album, with Ghost Stories due to be released next month.
Following a tough few weeks for Chris after the breakdown of his ten-year marriage to Gwyneth Paltrow, record label insider say the band's new album will give them a chance to try out different sounds before embarking on a bigger comeback in 2015.
"Ghost Stories is sort of a low-key release for Coldplay, if that’s possible," an insider revealed to British newspaper Daily Star. “It’s their chance to try out some different ideas on a smaller scale before coming back next year with a more traditional record.”
To complement their new sound, Coldplay - also made up of Guy Berryman, Jonny Buckland and Will Champion - are reportedly looking towards other British bands for inspiration.
U2 did it with Achtung Baby and Zooropa. And it’s no secret Coldplay have always admired Radiohead," the source added. "They did a similar thing with their experimental Kid A album in 2000, returning a year later with sister release Amnesiac."
Although this year may be a quieter affair, the band are gearing up for bigger things in the future, with a rumoured major tour in the pipeline.
"There probably won’t be a huge amount of activity from the band this year, just smaller dates. Next year is when fans can look forward to some much bigger Coldplay tour dates," the insider said.
While the band concentrate on their new music, 37-year-old Chris's marriage breakdown continues to be the subject of much speculation, with rumours of affairs surrounding the former couple.