Watch Coldplay’s Chris Martin rewrite Stephen Colbert’s ‘Late Show’ theme song

Band also performed 'Up&Up' and 'Hymn for the Weekend' live

Coldplay appeared on US TV’s Late Show, performing two songs live, with frontman Chris Martin also appearing in a comedy sketch in which he attempted to rewrite the show’s theme music.

The British band performed their new single ‘Up&Up’, as well as recent hit ‘Hymn for the Weekend’. Both songs feature on the group’s seventh album ‘A Head Full Of Dreams’, which was released last December.

In the skit, Martin appeared alongside host Stephen Colbert, attempting to write lyrics for the show’s opening music, but proceeding to scat instead. Watch below.

Meanwhile, Chris Martin recently discussed the future of Coldplay in a new interview with Zane Lowe on his Beats 1 radio show.

“We’re comfortable with being who we are at the moment,” Martin told Lowe. “I think when we let go of the idea we had to try and win everyone over I think that was really liberating.”

Martin continued: “I’d be surprised if there was another conventional Coldplay album. I just feel like we’re right where we’re supposed to be right now. I meant what I said to you a couple of years ago I feel like this is a closing chapter of something. I stand by that I’m afraid.”

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However, the singer is adamant this isn’t the outright end of the group: “I don’t think we’d split up as a band so hopefully we’ll try to work out something to do at some point. But also part of me right now just feels like yeah seven albums, that’s great and they form a kind of circle and they all make sense to me now and I feel really proud of them.”

Looking ahead to the band’s Glastonbury headline slot this summer, Martin said: “That’s the closest thing we have to a homecoming so it just feels so special. I’m so happy to be able to play it.”