Image source, Reuters Image caption, Coldplay presented his new single via the International Space Station
Coldplay's Chris Martin says the pandemic has forced him to reassess his relationship with the celebrity.
"Last year was a revelation " he told Hfrance.fr Radio 2. "I was like, 'Qui suis- I without Wembley Stadium saying, 'y or ' are awesome '? "
" I'm trying my life right now not to get too attached to be a pop star. I'm trying not to get my value out of external validation. "
He was speaking as Coldplay unveiled his new single, Higher Power.
They created the inspired movie 80s pop song aboard the International Space Station overnight - in collaboration with French astronaut Thomas Pesquet, who sent the music back to Earth via satellite.
In a video chat, Chris Martin told the 43-year-old aerospace engineer: "At the moment we can't play for anyone on Earth, so we thought we 'just played for you. It's like our solo concert. " Caption
The singer later told Zoe Ball that the song had similar intergalactic origins: "We tried to imagine what the music might sound like on other planets, and try to imagine these to be.other acts, so we don't consider ourselves to be Coldplay from England, "he explained.
He found the title first, but struggled to find the melody and the lyrics to go with it.
"Then one day I was standing there and the sink was very resonant, " he said. "And so I have started hitting the sink [to make] this beat ... then I went to the piano keyboard, and the song landed all of a sudden. "
" S o thanks to that sink ", the singer added. " This is great plumbing. "
The top power is the band 'This is the very first collaboration of the 'story with Swedish band Max Martin, who once topped the charts with artists like Britney Spears, Taylor Swift, Justin Timberlake, Ariana Grande and The Weeknd.
"We know he is is a lot more successful than us, so that's pretty humiliating, "Chris Martin told Zoe Ball. Caption
The producer forced the band to "raise our level " in the studio, he admitted.
"I had to audition songs for him. [We] really got back to basics.
"It was interesting letting someone in the fabric of songs [and] to suggest things that no one else has ever been allowed to suggest. "
Higher Power marks the The Swedish producer has teamed up with Coldplay for the first time, but the band hinted that more music was on the way.
"We'd be a bunch of lazy people if that was the only thing that we had done for the I in the last 18 months, "said Chris Martin.
He said the group had to jump through several hoops to record together during the pandemic.
"We had to find countries we could enter with permission and then be dyears a recording bubble - and we've done it three or four times.
"We have tried to play by the rules and meet where possible - but only when we are not thrown in jail.
Source dthe image, P Media Image caption, Coldplay released the Higher Power video with holograms on Friday
Plans of Glastonbury
The singer added that the pandemic and the lockdown had forced him to look into his relationship with the celebrity.
" The last year has been an eye opener, "he said. "I was like, 'Who am I without Wembley Stadium, saying you're awesome? '
" I'm trying in my life right now not to overdo it? become attached to being a pop star. I'm trying not to get my value from external validation. "
However, the band will be playing live again soon. They will open the Brit Awards next week on a barge in the middle of the Thames. Then, on May 22, they will take the stage in Glastonbury, as part of a livestream that replaces this year's festival.
The group has already made the front page of the three-way event. times -and Martin told Radio 2 that he used to visit the site, which is a working farm, before playing to imagine what their set will look like.
"I like to go down in the winter and climb the pyramid and sit there and think about what we 're going to do, " he said.
Image caption, Coldplay 's Chris Martin at Glastonbury Festival 2016
"I just look at the cows and the grass and think, 'Okay, I'll imagine you guys are people.
" But this year we have to just treat them like cows and grass and play with them. And I'm in it.
"You know, every member of the audience is special, whether human or bovine. We're going to put on a big show - and no one will be there!