Even though Coldplay frontman and lead singer Chris Martin divorced from actress Gwyneth Paltrow over a year ago, the famous couple are still on pretty good terms, and this is evident in Coldplay's new music.
Coldplay's latest album is called "A Head Full of Dreams," and it will be released on December 4. Martin revealed during an interview with Q Magazine that Paltrow actually contributed a significant line for the album.
"She came up with the idea so I said, 'Is there any chance you'd sing that line cos it's your idea.' Like any human, she was like, 'I can't do that! I'm not a professional!'" Martin shared.
One of the singles in the new album is entitled "Everglow," and Martin said that he actually got the word from a surfer.
"I was in the ocean one day with this surfer guy, who spoke just like you'd imagine a surfer guy to speak... He was like, 'Yo dude, I was doing this thing the other day man, it gave me this total everglow!' I was like, 'What an amazing word!' Then the song came completely out," he said.
Martin believes that the song represent all the good things that come from relationships - even failed ones. "To me, it's about - whether it's a loved one or a situation or a friend or a relationship that's finished, or someone's passed away - I was thinking about, after you've been through the sadness of something, you also get this everglow. That's what it's about," he said.
Other tracks from their new album include "Adventure of a Lifetime," "Miracles," "Birds," "Hymn for the Weekend," "Fun," "Kaleidescope," "Army of One," "Amazing Day," "Colour Spectrum," "Up&Up," and of course "A Head Full of Dreams."
Earlier, Martin said that "A Head Full of Dream" will be their last work, much to the dismay of their fans.
"It iss our seventh thing, and the way we look at it, it is like the last Harry Potter book or something like that. Not to say that there might not be another thing one day, but this is the completion of something," he said. "I have to think of it as the final thing we're doing. Otherwise we wouldn't put everything into it."
For the new album, the band even collaborated with bigwigs such as Beyonce, Noel Gallagher, Tove Lo, and Merry Clayton. It is produced by Rik Simpson and Stargate.