(UK TABLOIDS-OUT) L-R Guy Berryman and Chris Martin of Coldplay perform at Wembley Stadium as part of the 'Viva la Vida' tour on September 18, 2009 in London, England. (Getty Images)more pics »
The members of Coldplay are currently working on the follow-up to 2008's Viva La Vida
in London, but the whole process is so under wraps that they can't even access the recordings. Frontman Chris Martin
said: "Hopefully we'll release it before this Christmas." Coldplay performed at the Hope for Haiti telethon (Getty)
He added: "There's only two people in the whole building who know how to open all the recording files. Even the band don't know how to do it. We couldn't even steal our own music at the moment. You would have to be a computer genius and a great burglar to get into the building, and download it -- and then you'd have to mix it."
It has previously been reported that the band -- which also includes Guy Berryman
, Johnny Buckland
and Will Champion
-- will produce the new record with Brian Eno. He worked with the band on Viva La Vida
and will try to lend the new album a more intimate feel.
A source said: "This is the plan to keep them as close to their fans as possible. They have hit a rich vein with their songwriting and feel more creative than ever. They have this work ethic while the going is good to just keep working as hard as possible."
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