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Coldplay Working On New Album

November 30, 2012 | Posted by Joseph Lee

In an interview with The Daily Star, Chris Martin said that Coldplay are working on a sixth album, denying rumors that they were taking a three-year break. It will be the follow-up to Mylo Xyloto.

He said: “I’ve been writing songs and I’m so fired up about the band’s future. I’m fortunate to do what I do and no way do I want to stop. This three-year break idea only came about because I said at a gig in Australia that we might not be back there for three years. That’s probably true, but that’s just how a world tour works. No chance are we taking a three-year break.

He was speaking at the launch of a Coldplay exhibition that included photos and artwork to help the charity Kids Company.

He added: “If we don’t work hard we make less money to give Kids Company. We’re very spoiled and that’s a constant motivator to keep going. Our work with the charity is ongoing. We just tried to buy a building for them near our studio in London, but got gazumped. It was probably Radiohead that outbid us.

The exhibition features the canvas the band helped paint for the cover of Mylo Xyloto. Martin said of this: “It’s mildly embarrassing to see the painting again. It’s not exactly a Monet or Matisse. But it’s for a good cause and I’m happy to see it because it reminds me of all the ideas we had for the album, which I’m proud of.

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