Published Dec 04, 2014Stadium-sized soft pop rockers Coldplay released an album of brooding, electronically tinged mope jams with their Ghost Stories LP earlier this year. The album was met with mixed reactions, but the band are now ready to move on — according to frontman Chris Martin, they're already at work on their next full-length.
BBC Radio 1 recently named their single "Magic" as the "Hottest Record of 2014," with Martin sitting down with host Zane Lowe to discuss the win. In the process, the frontman revealed that they're currently working on a new album called A Head Full of Dreams.
"That's what we're working on," Martin said. "We're right in the middle of it and because it's you [Zane Lowe] and Radio 1, this feels like, Okay I'll tell you!"
While some cynical skeptics may suggest this whole announcement was a previously planned bit of promotional synergy, Martin suggested that he was actually breaking the rules and dodging corporate brass to bring this message to the people. "I feel a bit nervous telling you because I didn't get permission," he added.
Further, he suggested that A Head Full of Dreams would mark the end of something for Coldplay. "It's our seventh thing and the way we look at it is like the last Harry Potter book or something," he added. "Not to say there might not be another thing one day but this is the completion of something.... I have to think of it as the final thing we're doing otherwise we wouldn't put everything into it. Then we will go on tour."
Stay tuned for more information on A Head Full of Dreams as it becomes available.
Coldplay also recently released their concert album Ghost Stories Live 2014.