Coldplay’s Chris Martin Doesn’t Think The Band Can Top This 2021 Collab
Coldplay have had a significant influence on the rock and pop scenes since releasing their album in 2000, Parachute. Now, however, frontman Chris Martin has announced that the band may have peaked in their career as artists.
“I don’t think we’ll ever be able to match the surprise of BTS,” Martin said in an interview with Audacy. “It was surprising even for us.”
Martin is of course referring to the astronomically successful one-time collaboration “My Universe” between Coldplay and South Korean boy band BTS. The song was recorded as a track on Coldplay’s ninth studio album Music of the Spheres and hit the number one on the Billboard Hot 100.
“The journey of the first time [‘My Universe’] was mentioned – I was just like ‘how could this work?’ — upon the arrival of the song itself and me thinking, ‘this could be for BTS’ — to now it feels like the most natural collaboration in the world,” Martin said. “It’s an amazing lesson for me to keep an open mind all the time, because you never know what life or music is going to throw at you.”
Watch Coldplay and BTS perform “My Universe” live at the American Music Awards below.
Another highlight of the leader’s interview with Audacy was the announcement that the band is currently working on more music. Much more music. “We have three more albums, and each one has its own thing going on,” he said. “One of them is a musical that we want to make as a movie.”
This news comes after Martin announced that Coldplay won’t be making any more music after 2025. “Well, I know I can tell you: our last real record will be out in 2025 and after that I think we’ll just be touring.” , Martin told the BBC. .
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