In an announcement made during an interview on BBC Radio 2 to presenter Jo Whiley for a special show to be aired on December 23rd, Coldplay’s Chris Martin dropped some shocking news.
In an audio clip shared by Wiley on The Zoe Ball Breakfast Show, Martin could be heard confirming the news as he said, “Well I know I can tell you: our last proper record will come out in 2025 and after that, I think we will only tour. Maybe we’ll do some collaborative things but the Coldplay catalog, as it were, finishes then.”
Earlier this year, Coldplay released their 9th studio album titled ‘Music Of The Spheres’ and has been on an accompanying extensive tour in pure Coldplay fashion. In October of this year, Martin revealed to NME in an interview that Coldplay would release a total of 12 albums as a band. He went on to share saying,” We’re going to make 12 albums. Because it’s a lot to pour everything into making them. I love it and it’s amazing, but it’s very intense too.I feel like because I know that challenge is finite, making this music doesn’t feel difficult, it feels like, ‘This is what we’re supposed to be doing’.”
Even back then, he had hinted that there is a planned end game for when it comes to the band creating new music together saying, “I don’t think that’s what we’ll do. I know that’s what we’ll do in terms of studio albums.”
This isn’t all heartbreaking news though since Martin did clarify that while 2025 may be the end of when the band creatively makes new music, they would still potentially continue performing together, touring, and also working on collaborative projects.
H/T – NME