Chris Martin Hopes To Have New Coldplay Album Done In 2 Weeks for Late 2011 Release [AUDIO]

June 30, 2011 11:08 am

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Coldplay frontman Chris Martin called into “On Air With Ryan Seacrest” on Thursday to talk about the new single “Every Teardrop Is A Waterfall,” the Glastonbury Music Festival, and when fans can expect the new album.

Fans have been patiently waiting for Coldplay to release their fifth album. The album is not finished yet, but here is what Chris had to say about the completion of the album. “The only thing I can tell you is that it is difficult. It’s hard to finish, it’s like trying to get to the final of “American Idol,” and you know how hard that is.”

“In all honesty I think it will be finished in about two weeks time. I really hope so, we’ve worked a long time. All I know is that we have tried as hard as we can on this one.” Chris says.

Coldplay’s new single is titled “Every Teardrop Is A Waterfall.” Chris gave us a little background behind this song.

“We were missing a song about two months ago and I was watching this movie called “Beautiful” which has Javier Bardem in it. In this film he goes to a club and there are these two chords playing in the background and I was like ‘Oh I’ve got to use them.’ So, we called up the people that wrote the two chords and then later a new song came from it. That is how it happened. We added some more chords, some words, some melody and some stuff like that.”

There were rumors that Coldplay will be opening the 2012 Olympic Games, “We are doing 400 meters and the 100 meter relay,” Chris joked.

“I don’t think we are, I don’t know,” Chis said, squashing all rumors of Coldplay being locked in to play the opening ceremonies for the summer games in London.

Chris cites that his inspiration for songs comes from different sources, “It could be someone being mean, or it could be someone being fantastic, or it could be something on the news, or anything that just makes you feel alive.”

Last weekend Coldplay performed at the Glastonbury Music Festival, an overseas music festival that is like an uber Lollapalooza. Some of the other headliners included U2 and Beyonce.

Chris had this to say about the experience, “Glastonbury was not that bad. Beyonce was incredible, U2 was incredible, the whole place was incredible.” Chris even offered Beyonce some words of encouragement.

Coldplay’s new single “Every Teardrop is a Waterfall” is available on iTunes.

Watch Coldplay’s performance of their new single “Every Teardrop Is A Waterfall” at Glastonbury.