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Coldplay’s Chris Martin Tells Apple Music What Inspired The Group’s 2019 Album ‘Everyday Life’…
I think that after our last tour, we got to a place of, well, in fact, for the last eight years, it’s just been following the muse more and more purely. I don’t know how to explain it other than when you close your eyes, you’re sort of told what to do. And as the last tour was finishing, in fact, on the last morning, this song arrived in the hotel room in Buenos Aires that I recorded on my phone. And that phone recording is on Everyday Life, because that was the spirit of it.
And it just seemed like we wanted to make her record about what people are going through on earth. What is it like to be a human? And then some of those people are other people that we see and some of those songs that are about my feelings about things or what I’m going through, and sometimes if you’re lucky, the song applies to other people and to you.And there’s a lot of, unless you hide in a hole right now, there’s so many questions about, how should I be as a human? How can I contribute rather than detract?
And it’s very difficult. Because on the one hand you say, “Well, if we play a big show and people are happy, that’s great.” But then on the same time, but you got there by using loads of fuel. If you’re four White English people with a mouthpiece, that’s great, but also there’s no diversity within our band. How do we deal with that? That’s not necessarily our fault. We met where we met in the part of England where we live. But it’s not even that we know the answers. I think that album is about just acknowledging that there’s so much we don’t know on earth and everywhere else. But thanks for listening to me. I felt like no one would listen to it because it felt extremely personal in a strange way, even though it’s about loads of other people.