On Thursday, Chris Martin of Coldplay mentioned on BBC 1’s Zane Lowe that he and the rest of the group were working on their seventh studio album, A Head Full of Dreams. He compared it to the last Harry Potter book, and said that it might be Coldplay’s last album.
Chris Martin, 37, frontman for Coldplay, said in the interview with Zane Lowe of the seventh album that “this is the completion of something.” He added that he was “a bit nervous” mentioning this news, as he “didn’t get permission,” presumably from the other band members, to announce that Coldplay’s next album could be their last one.
Martin was in the media spotlight on Monday when he and rocker Bruce Springsteen filled in for the injured U2 frontman, Bono, during a World AIDS Day concert in Times Square in New York City. Chris sang Beautiful Day and With or Without You to help raise awareness and money to combat AIDS.
It could be that Chris Martin was, perhaps, being figurative rather than literal, meaning that A Head Full of Dreams will not be the last album ever that Coldplay releases, but that it is the end of one stage of the group being together and touring.
Chris Martin’s statement that he has “to think of it as the final thing we’re doing” might be so that he and the other members of Coldplay had to think of it as being their final album, or, as Martin stated, “Otherwise we wouldn’t put everything into it.” He added “Do you see what I mean?”
Just a few months ago, in May, Chris Martin and Coldplay released their sixth album, Ghost Stories. Songs from the album are still doing very well, getting a lot of radio air play and love from the band’s legions of fans. The video of their song, Magic, is below; check it out!
Coldplay is still one of the most popular ones in the entire world, and garnered more Grammy nominations on Friday. The band received Grammy nominations for Best Pop Duo/Group and for Best Pop Vocal Album. The 2015 Grammy Awards will be held on February 8 on CBS. Though Coldplay did not tour in support of Ghost Stories, they plan to go on tour for A Head Full of Dreams.
The main reason that Chris Martin was on BBC’s Zane Lowe was that Coldplay’s hit song, Magic, had attained the number one spot on Lowe’s list of the 100 Hottest Records of the Year. Magic was voted, by the public, as being the Hottest Record of 2014. The 1975’s song, Medicine, came in at number two, according to Digital Spy, and in the number three position was Guts Over Fear by Eminem (featuring Sia). At number four on Lowe’s list was Take Me To Church by Hozier, while at number five was The Negative One, by the group, Slipknot.
Only time will tell if Chris Martin and Coldplay’s seventh album, A Head Full of Dreams, will be the group’s final one. If so, the band will be bowing out while still at the height of its fame. However, The Who, The Eagles and The Rolling Stones are just a few of the many musical groups who have said more than once that they were releasing their final albums and touring for the last time, so who knows what the future will hold for Chris Martin and Coldplay.
By: Douglas Cobb
Coldplay Magic Video/Courtesy Coldplay and YouTube