Did you ever wonder who/what Mylo Xyloto is?? Well, I did. Anyways Coldplay is ready to reveal the whole story about it, finally…
The story behind the album will be revealed in a six-part comic series. The ‘Mylo Xyloto’ story was conceived and executed by the band along with Mark Osborne, an Academy Award-nominated writer and director who has worked on ‘Kung Fu Panda.’ It will be published by Bongo Comics Group, which is owned by Matt Groening, the creator of ‘The Simpsons.’ Lots of pop culture icons lined up for this comic, that’s for sure!
“Three years ago we had an idea with our friend Mark Osborne about a character called Mylo Xyloto –’xylo’ as in xylophone, ‘to’ as in toe,” the band said in a statement. “Gradually Mylo’s story and universe came together and this ended up providing the backdrop for the album and tour. Now we’re proud to announce that early next year the story is going to come out as a six-part comic. We hope you like it. It was fun making it.”
Osborne shared a little more insight on who Mylo Xyloto is, calling him “a young Silencer on the front lines of a war against sound and color in the world of Silencia. Mylo discovers that the enemy he’s been trained to hate his whole life [and] might not be the enemy after all. There will hopefully be many, many connections for people who have heard the album.”