The band recorded 3 separate versions of this song; the one found on X&Y
was based on an early cut of the song. A newer version of the track (with a different set of lyrics) was leaked onto the internet in March 2005. "Talk" was originally intended to be a B-side for the single "Speed Of Sound
" before becoming the last addition to X&Y
's track listing. Frontman Chris Martin explained to the NME
: "What happened with 'Talk' is that it was all going great, and then someone said 'That should be the first single,' and we all just freaked out and scrapped it all. I hate choosing singles, it's so hard. (But) when we heard it mixed properly, it sounded mega."