Chris Martin: ‘I’d be surprised if there was another conventional Coldplay album’

Frontman speaks in interview with Zane Lowe on Beats 1

Chris Martin has discussed the future of Coldplay in a new interview.

The British band released their seventh album ‘A Head Full Of Dreams’ last December, with Martin now speaking to Zane Lowe on his Beats 1 radio show about what’s coming next.

“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.”

Martin also teased the band’s upcoming video for single ‘Up&Up’, saying: :The video is – I’m gonna drop the mic and say I think it’s one of the best videos people have made. Even if you take the music away.”

Listen to Martin’s full interview below.

Coldplay have also announced details of who will support them on tour in the UK next month.

Reef, best known for their 1996 single ‘Place Your Hands’, will open for Chris Martin and the band before gigs their gigs at Wembley Stadium on Saturday June 18 and Sunday June 19. On both nights, Reef will open the show before main support Lianne La Havas.

In addition to Reef, Alessia Cara will also support Coldplay on the ‘Head Full Of Dreams’ tour. She will open for the band at Manchester’s Etihad Stadium, Hampden Park in Glasgow and Wembley gigs on June 15 and 16. La Havas will act as support on all UK dates.

Coldplay will play the following live dates:

Manchester Etihad Stadium (June 4, 5)
Glasgow Hampden Park (June 7)
London Wembley Stadium (June 15, 16,18, 19)