Coldplay‘s Chris Martin has claimed that he felt “suicidal” on the day that the band released their new studio album ‘Mylo Xyloto’.
In an interview with The Daily Star, the singer said that releasing a new LP makes him want to “kill myself” because he fears a potential backlash from fans of the group.
Coldplay released the album, which is their fifth full-length effort, earlier this week (October 24) and it is set to go straight to the top of the UK albums chart this Sunday.
Talking about the release of the LP, Martin admitted:
The day our albums come out I want to kill myself. Really, I feel suicidal.
Martin – who recently described ‘Mylo Xyloto’ as a “schizophrenic album” – went on to add: “Before our albums are released I feel like we still own it, that we have control over our music. But once it’s out there in the world it’s no longer ours.
“I start to panic and think: ‘What if people don’t fall in love with this album? What if this is the one our biggest fans don’t like?'”
However, the singer also claimed that he felt the album was the band’s “best work” and made him “more excited than ever”.
You can watch a video interview of Coldplay talking about the record by scrolling down to the bottom of the page and clicking. They tour the UK in December, playing three arena shows.