So far we've heard a few tracks from the new Coldplay album Ghost Stories, but the whole thing is streaming now ahead of its release on 20 May through Atlantic Records. It's their follow-up to 2011's Mylo Xyloto and was recorded at London's The Bakery and the Beehive studio, and was mainly produced by the band itself. There are some pretty big name outside producers as well, though, including Avicii on their most recent single 'A Sky Full of Stars', Paul Epworth (Adele, U2), and Timbaland.

Chris Martin recently sat down with Zane Lowe for an incredibly interesting interview about the new album. He said that it was largely inspired by his rocky relationship with Gwyneth Paltrow, which recently fell apart due to a "conscious uncoupling." Their marital issues helped create an overarching theme for the record:

"The idea of Ghost Stories, for me, was ‘how do you let the things that happen to you in the past – your ghosts – how do you let them affect your present and your future?’ Because there was a time when I was feeling like they were going to drag me down and ruin my life, and the lives of those around me. I was very lucky to meet a very good sufi teacher who started to introduce the idea of ‘if you sit with your experiences and the things you’ve been through, they alchemize.’ At the time he said that, I didn’t really know what that meant, but I trusted that it would work, and the more that I was learning about that, the more music just started flowing through."

You can listen to Ghost Stories and watch a visual rendition of the entire thing over at iTunes Radio.