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Coldplay are splitting up! Or not! Probably not! Oh well!

By | Published on Monday 8 December 2014


It’s a funny thing hearing that Coldplay might be splitting up. I feel weirdly sad about it. I’m not sure why. I’m sure you’re all having the same feeling right now – absolutely sure of it – so maybe we can all get together and try to explain it.

Anyway, Coldplay probably aren’t splitting up, so let’s not spend too long on it. Chris Martin’s just done one of those ‘this feels like our last album’ statements that people get all worked up about.

He told Zane Lowe on Radio 1: “We haven’t told anyone this. We’re making an album called ‘A Head Full of Dreams’. We’re right in the middle of it and because it’s you and Radio 1, this feels like, ‘OK I’ll tell you!’ I feel a bit nervous telling you because I didn’t get permission! But that’s what we’re doing. It’s our seventh thing and the way we look at it is like the last Harry Potter book or something”.

It’s the end! The end I tell you! …or is it?

“Not to say there might not be another thing one day but this is the completion of something”, he continued. “It was great to go from ‘Ghost Stories’ to go right back into the studio and now we’re making things that sound different. 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”.

Pfft. Chris Martin clearly hasn’t practiced this at all. You’re not supposed to give the “I have to think of it as the final thing we’re doing even if it’s not” speech until after everyone’s reported on the “this is definitely the last thing we’ll ever do” one. Buck up your ideas, Martin!