When you think of the band Coldplay, the phrase living legend comes to mind.
They’re arguably one of the greatest rock bands of all time, ranking right up there with U2 and the Rolling Stones, but for their upcoming album Ghost Stories, which drops May 19, the band is evolving with the changing face of pop music and experimenting with the electronic dance music genre.
The record’s second single, “A Sky Full Of Stars,” features production from Swedish superstar DJ Avicii.
“This song came out in about five minutes, it just came through and the first person we thought of to help us produce it was Tim [Bergling], Avicii,” lead singer Chris Martin revealed while co-hosting on Mornings with Carson Daly. “He was very sweet and we pushed him so hard on it and I’m so grateful that he lent us his backwards baseball cap services.”
“That’s not really something that we could’ve done fifteen years ago,” he said of the song. “But now I just feel like, you’re just free to do anything you like.”
Martin isn’t concerned about how his fans and critics will respond to the band’s new sound.
“I like rock music, but we really like across the board, like you said, “Turn Down For What” is incredible. Tiesto is incredible. I think nowadays you can like everything and not worry about it so much.”