Coldplay‘s Chris Martin has opened up about the band’s new record and says they’re hoping this one will be their “masterpiece.” While speaking with NME, Martin says they’re whittling down a hefty collection of songs they wrote with legendary producer Brian Eno.
“We still don’t think we’ve delivered our masterpiece, so we’re still trying to do it,” Martin said. “As long as we feel like that and we’re hungry . . . that’s all that matters.”
“We were with Brian Eno for a long period just messing around. Now we’re with Marcus [Dravs], trying to turn that into something cohesive and under seven hours long. The worst mistake we could make, when we’re the most Marmite-y of bands, would be to make a super-long thing,” he adds.
The new record will be Coldplay’s fifth studio album and follows their 2008 release Viva La Vida or Death and All His Friends. [Source]