Actor Zach Braff recently revealed Coldplay’s 2000 Don’t Panic track helped him battle depression.
Zach Braff talks about the matter
Speaking to NME, the Scrubs star said:
“It’s the first track on [his directorial debut] Garden State, and I have such a sentimental attachment to that time of my life and what that became with that film.”
“It’s just one of those songs that I can’t hear anymore, even though it’s one of my favourite songs ever. I just so associate it with that time of my life. When that album came out, ‘Parachutes,’ I don’t think I’ve ever responded to an album the way I responded to ‘Parachutes.’
“From start to finish there wasn’t a single track that I would ever consider skipping and I love Chris Martin. I love his voice. It was a particular time in my life when I was quite depressed and man did that hit me at the right time. And so when I wrote Garden State I wanted to include it because to me it was the soundtrack of my life,” the actor added.
The actor revealed that he was going through depression when he made his breakthrough from the hit American sitcom.
“Just because you’re successful, it doesn’t mean you’re not depressed,” he said.
“I was going through a rough time and was thrilled to have success but I was still a young man struggling with his own mental health problems and that album just really spoke to me.”
The actor added:
“It really was a very important album for me. So when I got Garden State made I said well ‘I don’t know if we’ll be able to afford it but man it would be cool if this movie opened with ‘Don’t Panic’.”
Braff’s latest film, A Good Person, starring Florence Pugh and Morgan Freeman, was released in cinemas on March 24. It comes to Sky Cinema on April 28.