Coldplay have promised that their next album, A Head Full of Dreams, will be less introspective and more uplifting.
Speaking to Jo Whiley on BBC Radio 2, lead vocalist Chris Martin revealed that the follow-up to Ghost Stories would take a different direction.
"We're trying to make something colourful and uplifting and we're just having quite a good time making it, because we've spent so long not making that kind of thing," he revealed.
According to Chris, the band already have some of the songs as well as the album concept. He denied that the album would have "bombast" but said: "I think it would be fun to shuffle your feet a bit."
Chris had previously let slip to Zane Lowe on BBC Radio 1 that the band were approaching this as if it were a final instalment, comparing the album to the Harry Potter novels which ended after seven books. He said: "Not to say there might not be another thing one day, but this is the completion of something."
However, he appeared to backtrack, adding that framing it that way helped the creative process and did not necessarily mean the demise of the band.
"I have to think of it as the final thing we're doing otherwise we wouldn't put everything into it. Do you see what I mean?" he explained.
The band made their debut in 2000 with Parachutes, and released their latest album in May 2014. Chris explained to Jo that the band had thought of the seven-album concept "about two years ago".
Drummer Will Champion added: "We've got a big year planned next year in terms of recording, it's all mapped out."