Coldplay Hide Lyrics to New Album in Library Books Around the World

Chris Martin's "Ghost Stories" lyrics planted in books for fans to discover.

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Coldplay have hidden envelopes containing frontman Chris Martin's handwritten song lyrics for new album "Ghost Stories" in libraries around the world.

Fans of the band must try and find the lyric sheets via instructions from the official Coldplay Twitter. The lyrics will be hidden in ghost story books in libraries in nine countries, located across the planet. As each one is discovered, a photo of the lyric sheet will be posted, for all of the band's fans to see.

One of the hidden envelopes also contains a special Golden Ticket, containing travel and tickets to see the band perform at the Royal Albert Hall in London on July 1.

Three of nine sheets are found already, no Golden Ticket yet. The fans have discovered the lyrics for "Magic," "Another's Arms" and "Always in My Head." See the full traclkist below.

"Ghost Stories" is Coldplay's sixth album and will be released on May 19. The album sees the band working with producer Paul Epworth for the first time, plus revisiting regular collaborators Jon Hopkins, Rik Simpson and Dan Green. Epworth produced much of Adele's hugely successful album "21" and has also worked with Paul McCartney, Friendly Fires, Bruno Mars and Florence + the Machine.

"Ghost Stories" tracklist:

1) Always in My Head
2) Magic
3) Ink
4) True Love
5) Midnight
6) Another's Arms
7) Oceans
8) A Sky Full of Stars
9) O

Tracks "Always in My Head," "Magic," "Another's Arms" and "Midnight" were played at this year's iTunes SXSW at Austin, while "Oceans" was performed at BBC 1 Live Lounge earlier this month. Meanwhile, the full album was performed at the intimate LA gig. It has been revealed later that the footage of the performance will be available with the deluxe version of the album.

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    Genuinely not a fan of Martin or his band, but a fantastic idea nonetheless. I know it's been done before, but more bands need to have this kind of innovation; keep it fresh for the fans and get them involved.
    Out of curiosity, why don't you like the band?
    I just can't get into anything after A Rush of Blood.. They just sound uninspired and boring to me
    I had that...then I liked Mylo Xyloto. Charlie Brown is probably one of the best alt-rock songs this decade.
    The Golden Ticket was found yesterday in Barcelona. It was curious to hear about it because a friend of mine knows the girl who found it.
    If you reach the end, time will reverse and Coldplay would have never existed