It’s such a shame for them to part, but all good things must come to an end. Coldplay frontman Chris Martin hinted that the legendary alternative rock band will part ways after the release of their seventh studio album, comparing it to being like ‘the last Harry Potter book’.
From releasing smash hits like “Yellow” to more recently “A Sky Full of Stars,” Coldplay has taken the music scene by storm while stealing a handful of Grammys in the process. Experimenting with different sounds and instruments throughout their time as a group, Coldplay has become one of the most influential bands of the time. But alas, the British band is slating their seventh album to be their last, according to frontman Chris Martin, 37.
Coldplay Breaking Up? Chris Martin Says Next Album Will Be The Last
“It’s our seventh thing, and the way we look at it, it’s like the last Harry Potter book or something like that,” Chris said to People about their final album, which is tentatively titled A Head Full of Dreams.
“Not to say that there might not be another thing one day, but this is the completion of something. Now we are making things that sound different. It’s just a very fun time to be in our band,” Chris continued.
Don’t worry too much Coldplay fans, you’ll still have the chance to see them perform live! Chris said that after the new album is released the band will go on tour. It sounds like they are not entirely shutting out the possibility of reuniting in the future either! Rather, they want to go out with a bang and not fall short of their talents.
“I have to think of it as the final thing we’re doing. Otherwise, we wouldn’t put everything into it,” Chris said.
While we’re getting a little teary eyed at the possibility of the band breaking up, we can at least look forward to their next album! We’re extremely curious to see which direction it will take, as their last album used more electronic influences while past albums have had more of a poppy ballad feel. We can’t wait!
Meanwhile, Coldplay is up for best pop vocal album and best pop duo/group performance awards at the 2015 Grammy Awards on Feb. 8.
What do YOU think, HollywoodLifers? Are you sad that Coldplay’s seventh album will be their last? Do you think the band will actually break up? Tell us your thoughts below!
— Julianne Ishler