In a break from tradition, Coldplay's upcoming Ghost Stories album won't feature any contributions — excuse me, "Enoxifications" — from Brian Eno ... instead, it'll be heavy on the "Epworthifications."
In a new Q&A with fans, the band revealed that they worked with producer Paul Epworth on the album, who has spent the past decade behind the boards on efforts like Adele's 21 and Florence and the Machine's Lungs.
Calling the album "a collaborative effort," Coldplay went on to say that frequent partners Jon Hopkins, Rik Simpson and Dan Green were also involved in Ghost Stories, but added that bassist Guy Berryman "did a lot of the production this time 'round."
And, after the surprise release of the track "Midnight" last month — and the debut of first single "Magic" last week — Coldplay let fans know that they've got even more plans in the works ... including a proper video for "Magic," which is set to premiere "soon."
Ghost Stories features nine tracks, and will arrive on May 19 ... it's currently available for pre-order through iTunes, and Coldplay will headline the opening night of the U.S. iTunes Festival at SXSW on March 11, with the performance streamed live and on-demand for free through the iTunes store.