July 29, 2013 - submitted by Iris, United States of America

Q. Hello Oracle!
I was wondering if the hidden track The Escapist (one of my favorites by my favorite band!) was inspired by the Jon Hopkins song, Light Through the Veins? If not, where did Coldplay find the inspiration to create the track? Thanks in advance, Iris.

The Oracle replies:

It sounds like you may not know that The Escapist was written by Jon and Chris back in 2007. The original version was longer but they trimmed it down for the album.