COLDPLAY: SECOND AND FINAL ALBUM?

Chris Martin reveals that a 'A Rush Of Blood To The Head' may be the band's swansong...

COLDPLAY have titled their new album ‘A RUSH OF BLOOD TO THE HEAD’, and it could be their last, according to vocalist CHRIS MARTIN.

In a world exclusive, Martin has told NME.COM that if he can’t improve on their forthcoming album, which is due for release in the summer, then it will be their last.

When asked how many albums Coldplay will make, he said: “As far as I’m concerned this will be the last one we ever make. But I hope that one day we have some more songs, you know?”

NME.COM asked him to explain his remarks, to which he replied: “If someone said, ‘You’ve got to start a new album tomorrow’ I’d say, ‘I don’t think we can do better than this’. We’ll only do another album if we think it’ll be better. I don’t really care about the whole 15 album thing. I like the whole [a][/a] approach, two albums then…well, not hang yourself!”

The group are currently in the final mixing stages of ‘A Rush Of Blood To The Head’ with producer Ken Nelson. The main theme running through the work is “how things must be done today”, according to the singer.

Martin was speaking in London at the launch of ‘Make Trade Fair’, an Oxfam campaign calling for a radical shake up of global trade. For more information, visit their website at www.maketradefair.com .

For more from Martin on ‘A Rush Of Blood To The Head’, see this week’s 50th anniversary NME, which is out in London now, and nationwide tomorrow.