October 22, 2013 - submitted by Carrie, United States of America

Q. Just a quick question.

Do Coldplay actually pen their own music to paper during the writing process and then refine it or, do they have recordings of songs in various stages and put them down on paper after the music is refined?

Or is it neither or both??

Many thanks!

The Oracle replies:

Chris writes the lyrics down and maybe notes for chords and whatnot but as he can't read music, he can't write it either.