Coldplay will no longer be gracing the world with their dreamy diaphanous music in the next four years. The alternative rock band that has created ethereal hits like “The Scientist” and “Clocks” are hanging up their instruments, and will cease to make music come 2025.
In a special broadcast that is set to air later today (December 23), Coldplay lead singer Chris Martin announces to BBC Radio 2 host Jo Whiley that the band’s music production is ending.
Whiley shared an audio clip of the conversation with Martin confirming the band’s decision on Wednesday’s episode of The Zoe Ball Breakfast Show.
“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,” Martin said in the clip. “Maybe we’ll do some collaborative things but the Coldplay catalogue, as it were, finishes then.”
Martin’s confession to Whiley was only partially believed by the host since the rockstar tends to be playful and oftentimes full of jokes.
“He’s always very funny and I’m never quite sure if he’s joking or being deadly serious,” she told Ball on the show.
Hopefully Martin is joking, and his decision to stop making some of the most emotive alt-rock songs is a changeable choice and a not final one. Since the 1990’s Coldplay has constructed an impressive music catalogue that has been the soundtrack to many fans’ lives in addition to feature films.
Over the last 20 years the rock band has released nine studio albums, earned multiple Grammys and sold over 100 million records. All of the milestones Coldplay has made makes it understandable as to why the band’s frontman wants to end. There is nothing better than ending on a high note, and once Coldplay finishes 12 albums that note will be complete.
“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,” Chris Martin told NME. “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.’ I don’t think that’s what we’ll do. I know that’s what we’ll do in terms of studio albums.”