Frontman Chris Martin says world events gave the band "a new perspective"...

Coldplay have revealed the events of September 11 have had a profound effect on the shaping of the new album.

The band have written over 20 songs for possible inclusion on the follow-up to multi-platinum debut ‘Parachutes’.

Speaking to Sonicnet, frontman Chris Martin said: “We started recording the week after September 11, which gave us a fresh perspective. The new songs are reflective of new attitudes. [They tell listeners] not to be frightened. Anybody can achieve whatever they want to.”

Martin did not go into details about content or titles. He’s the third major artist to talk in recent days about the sobering effect the terrorist strikes have had on the music industry at large following similar remarks from Bono and Missy Elliott.

In related Coldplay news, as previously reported on NME.COM, the band have released a 1,000 copy limited edition CD to fans featuring a cover of ‘Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas’ and a reworked version of ‘Yellow’, Coldplay‘s biggest hit.