“For every new fan you get, you get another person who thinks you’re shit,” he told Concrete. “And, being British, we’re always aware of both sides. So we try and put blinkers on.”
“I don’t care if someone doesn’t like us, that’s fine. Go watch TV or listen to Oasis. Whatever. It’s music, not a fascist regime that we’re trying to impose. It’s completely fine not to like us.”
Later, Martin also discussed Coldplay’s songwriting process, revealing the band always have Glastonbury’s imposing Pyramid Stage in mind while working on new material.
“Glastonbury for us is as close as we can get to having a home, albeit one that only exists once a year,” he continued. “When we’re writing and we’re putting stuff together, when we close our eyes, that is the view that we see.”
“We’ve written an awful lot of acoustic things but in my head I’m always conscious of the Glastonbury stage. So the things that I don’t think would work there don’t make it.Just Published: