Coldplay name new album, Chris Martin says ‘It’s like the last Harry Potter book’

The band's forthcoming seventh album will be called 'A Head Full Of Dreams'

Coldplay’s Chris Martin has revealed the band are currently working on their seventh studio album, and that it already has a title: ‘A Head Full Of Dreams’.

The front man, speaking to BBC Radio 1’s Zane Lowe, confirmed the band were back in the studio working on the follow-up to this year’s ‘Ghost Stories’.

Martin said: “We haven’t told anyone this. We’re making an album called ‘A Head Full of Dreams’. We’re right in the middle of it and because it’s you (Zane Lowe) and Radio 1, this feels like, Ok I’ll tell you!”


“It’s our seventh thing and the way we look at it is like the last Harry Potter book or something,” he said. “Not to say there might not be another thing one day but this is the completion of something.

“It was great to go from ‘Ghost Stories’ to go right back into the studio and now we’re making things that sound different. I have to think of it as the final thing we’re doing otherwise we wouldn’t put everything into it. Then we will go on tour.”

On making the announcement he added: “I feel a bit nervous telling you because I didn’t get permission!”

Chris Martin was speaking on the show after Coldplay’s track ‘Magic’, released back in spring, was named hottest record of 2014 by listeners of Zane Lowe’s show. Also in the Top Five were songs from the likes of The 1975, Eminem, Hozier and Slipknot. Earlier this week Chris Martin appeared on stage with members of U2 at a concert in New York to mark World Aids Day.

Back in May Coldplay’s sixth album ‘Ghost Stories’ went to Number One in the UK, they also supported the release with a short world tour which included shows at London’s Royal Albert Hall.

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