Chris Martin Says Coldplay Only Have Three More Albums Left
"I think after 12, that will be the end of our catalogue"
Published Oct 13, 2021Can you imagine trying to "Viva La Vida" sans a steady stream of new Coldplay music? According to Chris Martin, we might need to start preparing ourselves.
Ahead of the arrival of the band's new emoji-laden album Music of the Spheres this Friday (October 15), Martin is looking further ahead to the end of their discography alongside guitarist Jonny Buckland in a new interview — revealing that the group may only have three records left in them.
In conversation with UK station Absolute Radio's Andy Bush, Martin admitted that Coldplay's ninth studio offering could mark the beginning of the final leg of the band's new material [via The Independent].
"I think that, in a few albums' time, we will finish making albums," Martin said. "This is not a joke; this is true," he clarified gravely, imagining the shock and awe he'd be met with.
I think after 12, that will be the end of our catalogue — but I think we will always want to play live together. So, I think in the way that the [Rolling] Stones do, it will be so cool if we can still be touring in our late 70s. That will be wonderful, if anybody wants to come.
Is it too soon to start mourning the end of an era? Thankfully, it sounds like there will still be ample opportunity to hear "Yellow" live for years to come and, if it were up to Martin, Wembley Stadium would get to keep telling him that he's awesome well into his 70s.
In honour of the release of Music of the Spheres, Buckland and Martin's interview will air on Absolute Radio this Friday (October 15) at 6:30 p.m. GMT.
The album's latest single "My Universe" sees Coldplay team up with BTS — which allowed the rockers to bring out their "inner boyband," while the K-pop sensations got to "bring out their inner old-man band," according to Martin.