Coldplay's Chris Martin: 'Two years ago I was a mess'

Frontman says his band have always been "polarising"

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Coldplay's Chris Martin has opened up about the difficult times he went through making the band's new album 'Ghost Stories'.

In an interview with BBC Radio 1's Zane Lowe, which will be broadcast tonight (April 28), the singer opens up about how his separation from his wife Gwyneth Paltrow inspired the album, as well as saying he felt "burdened" by how "polarasing" his band are.

When asked is his relationship breakdown was the inspiration behind the new album, Martin replied: "What changed for me was - I don’t want to go through life being scared of it, being scared of love, being scared of rejection, being scared of failure."

He continued: "Ever since our band came out, we have been a very polarising group because we do a certain thing very well… About two years ago I was a mess really because I can’t enjoy the thing that we are good at and I can’t enjoy the great things around me because I’m burdened by this – I’ve got to not blame anyone else and make some changes."

The frontman also spoke about his love for One Direction: "I’m saying One Direction are brilliant and I’m not kidding. You know why? Because their songs are really good and I don’t think that any of them are going to go solo," he said. "I think they appreciate their chemistry from watching their movie… Harry has come to a couple of our shows, I think I probably said the same thing about chemistry. I can’t remember - I was too enamored with his hair cut. I was like this: 'I was pretty sure I was a straight guy before' - I was having a hot flush."

The full hour-long interview with Chris Martin will be broadcast at 8pm tonight (April 28) on BBC Radio 1's Zane Lowe show.

'Ghost Stories' is Coldplay's sixth album and will be released on May 19.


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