Coldplay singer Chris Martin is not saying for sure whether the band’s most recent album, 2015’s A Head Full Of Dreams, is its last, and it sounds like he may be walking back comments he made in 2014 suggesting that it might be “the final thing.” In an interview on Apple Music’s Beats 1 Radio, Martin said, “I don’t think we’d split up as a band, so hopefully we’ll try to work out something to do at some point. But also part of me right now just feels like, yeah, seven albums, that’s great and they form a kind of circle and they all make sense to me now and I feel really proud of them.”
  • Martin added that whatever the band does next might not be a standard follow-up to A Head Full Of Dreams. He explained, “I’d be surprised if there was another conventional Coldplay album. I just feel like we’re right where we’re supposed to be right now. I meant what I said to you a couple of years ago I feel like this is a closing chapter of something. I stand by that I’m afraid.”
  • A Head Full Of Dreams sold 210,000 copies in its first week of release to debut at Number Two on the Billboard 200 album in December.
  • The British quartet will kick off a set of North American stadium tour dates on July 16th at Metlife Stadium in New York, wrapping up on September 3rd at Levi’s Stadium in San Francisco.

      DAILY INQUIRY:

  • Is seven albums enough for any band? Does the quality start to go downhill after that?
  • Should more bands consciously decide to break up after a certain amount of records or years together?
  • What about Coldplay? Do you think it’s time for them to step away?

INTERNET COMMENTS at Consequence Of Sound — agree or not?

Mallolallo wrote: “Chris makes the same vow with the release of every Coldplay record, and yet, another three years on and Mr. Sensitive is back with ten more tracks of audible wallpaper. I’d call his bluff.”

Jimmy Jo wrote: “I agree Chris, this is a closing chapter. Now put the book back on the shelf and go to bed.”