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Tuesday 26 May 2015

Martin's new Coldplay album plans

Chris Martin is recording Coldplay's fifth studio album
Chris Martin is recording Coldplay's fifth studio album

Coldplay want to make their next album their "masterpiece", frontman Chris Martin has revealed.

The hit band - singer Chris, Guy Berryman, Jonny Buckland and Will Champion - are currently writing and recording their follow-up to 2008 album Viva La Vida Or Death And All His Friends.

Chris told NME magazine: "We still don't think we've delivered our masterpiece, so we're still trying to do it. As long as we feel like that and we're hungry... that's all that matters."

The chart-toppers, who have been working with producers Brian Eno and Marcus Dravs, have a huge amount of material for their next offering - their fifth studio album - which they are trying to slim down.

New songs include Princess Of China and Every Teardrop Is A Waterfall.

Chris told the new issue of the music mag: "The worst mistake we could make, when we're the most Marmite-y of bands, would be to make a super-long thing."

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