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Coldplay On Being Relevant: 'We don't care'


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Coldplay’s Chris Martin says he and the rest of the band “don’t care” whether or not they’re considered relevant as they gear up to release their latest album Mylo Xyloto.

In an interview with Rolling Stone, Martin said while the band was concerned about whether or not they were relevant to the current musical landscape, they feel that they can’t “take anything for granted.”

“You can’t take anything for granted anymore. It doesn’t matter if you used to be big or used to be famous, you’ve got to prove yourself all over again. We don’t have any immediate touring plans. We’ve just got to wait and see if anyone is interested in listening to the album,” he said.

Martin went on to say “I don’t really care anymore about being relevant. I’m just happy to be with that group of people. We’re very fired up and we’re very focussed and the people who want to enjoy our music, we love them and we welcome them. In terms of where we fit in? I don’t care.”

I guess the “I don’t care anymore” stance is a pretty easy one to take after you’ve established yourselves as one of the biggest bands of the last decade, raked in millions of dollars and (at least in Martin’s case) are married to an A-list Hollywood actress who makes sizable bank herself. But in a way it’s still admirable that Coldplay wants to make music they like and aren’t obsessed with fitting into whatever is getting spins on radio.

Mylo Xyloto is slated to come out October 24. The first single “Paradise” is available now. The band is also set to play a few UK dates December, with shows at Glasgow SECC on December 3, the Evening News Arena in Manchester on December 4 and London’s O2 Arena on December 9.  tomorrow at 9am.


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