Coldplay have denied accusations their frontman Chris Martin has copied a 90s dance single on their own new track ‘Every Teardrop Is a Waterfall‘.
After the first taster from Coldplay’s forthcoming new album received its premiere yesterday, there was enough of a reaction from sections of the online community for a spokesman to come out in defence of Martin today, saying no inspiration was taken from the track ‘Ritmo De La Noche‘.
“Chris was inspired to write the song after watching the film Biutiful by Alejandro Gonzalez,” the spokesperson said.
“In the film, there is a nightclub scene – during which a track is playing in the background, based on ‘I Go To Rio‘ by Peter Allen and Adrienne Anderson. As a result, Allen and Anderson are also credited as writers on ‘Every Teardrop Is A Waterfall’.”
Coldplay are due to headline the Glastonbury festival next month, along with U2, who could be hit with protests during their own appearance on the Friday night.