Coldplay Says Kanye West is Changing Music and the Internet
Coldplay frontman Chris Martin told BBC 1 Radio that Kanye West has changed the way people listen to music. Martin stated:
"Don't you think that music now shouldn't fall into a particular box? I don't think anyone thinks like that any more. You don't see so many goths, hippies, rockers and hip hoppers any more. People like Kanye West are changing the way we all listen and the internet. Look at Tinie Tempah. Just the song Pass Out has about eight different types of music in it. This time, we're on our fifth record, we're all in our early to mid-30s so there's an element of, 'If we don't make it now we've got to give up.'"
The band quickly went back to writing music after the release of their 2008 album Viva La Vida Or Death And All His Friends. Their producer Brian Eno (David Bowie, Talking Heads, U2), told them that they have to keep going and, “I don’t want to lose the momentum.”
Unconfined by a specific genre, Coldplay decided to create a concept album that is “based on a love story with ahappy ending.” Coldplay’s new album Mylo Xyloto will be their fifth studio album and will be released on October 24. The album, as Chris Martin described it, was inspired by the HBO show The Wire and “old school American graffiti.”
Check out Coldplay playing new music off Mylo Xyloto on Letterman: