Chris Martin shocked fans: “Maybe we’ll do some collaborative things but […] Coldplay catalogue, as it were, finishes then”
Whether it’s the music industry challenges due to coming and going COVID-19 restrictions or a brutal pre-Christmas joke, but singer Chris Martin has made fans’ hair stand on end today. Coldplay frontman has made an announcement in a recent interview that the band will stop making music in 2025!
Martin dropped the bomb while chatting with BBC Radio 2‘s Jo Whiley for a special show to be on air tomorrow, December 23. On The Zoe Ball Breakfast Show, Wiley shared an audio fragment, which confirms the jaw-dropping news:
“Well I know I can tell you: our last proper record will come out in 2025 and after that I think we will only tour,” Martin told the BBC host. “Maybe we’ll do some collaborative things but the Coldplay catalogue, as it were, finishes then.”
From the singer’s intonation, Whiley couldn’t say for sure whether the frontman meant it or was just pulling her leg: “He’s always very funny and I’m never quite sure if he’s joking or being deadly serious,” she added.
Coldplay’s latest album, Music Of The Spheres, was their ninth studio work. Does it mean the band has come to the conclusion that they’ll make one more record and that’s it, because “ten albums” sounds better than 11 or 12?
Interestingly, earlier this year, speaking to NME, Martin said: “We’re going to make 12 albums. Because it’s a lot to pour everything into making them. I love it and it’s amazing, but it’s very intense too.” Now, two months later he’s gone down by two albums. Why such a significant decrease?
It could be that an increasing number of music artists are feeling less and less hopeful, witnessing COVID-19 fluctuations not go away over the past couple of years. Most recently, Coldplay cancelled two performances this month following positive COVID tests from crew members on tour. One of the called-off shows happened to be the Capital Jingle Bell Ball in London on December 11, and the other one was The Voice Of Germany two days later.
“We send our love to the individuals affected and wish them a swift recovery,” wrote Coldplay in the accompanying statement.
But that’s the state of things as of December 2021. Hopefully, you can still catch Coldplay live next year, as the band has recently announced a 2022 stadium tour. The tickets are available at this location.