Coldplay Reveals Next Album Could Be Last For Awhile
December 5, 2014 at 12:33 PM (PT)
COLDPLAY has given hints its next album, the seventh, will be its last, according to several published news reports, including ROLLING STONE.
In an interview with BBC RADIO 1’s ZANE LOWE, CHRIS MARTIN revealed his band plans to release their new album, titled "A Head Full Of Dreams," in MAY of next year, less than a year after the release of their most recent record, "Ghost Stories," its first for ATLANTIC RECORDS since its PARLOPHONE label was acquired by WARNER BROS. after UNIVERSAL MUSIC GROUP's divestiture in the wake of its merger with EMI.
“I feel a bit nervous telling you because I didn’t get permission!” MARTIN revealed. “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. Not to say there might not be another thing one day but this is the completion of something.”
MARTIN revealed the new album will "sound different" from "Ghost Stories" and that the band's determination was indication they might be ready for a hiatus. “I have to think of it as the final thing we’re doing otherwise we wouldn’t put everything into it,” he said. “Then we will go on tour.”
The band did not undertake a proper tour behind the release of "Ghost Stories," playing selected one-off dates, then released "Ghost Stories Live 2014" last month, which featured footage from a concert held in LOS ANGELES before the release of the album, taped for primetime broadcast on NBC.