Chris Martin says his kids, Apple, 7, and Moses, 5, effected his creative process on the new Coldplay album Mylo Xyloto.
He tells USA Today, “(My children) made me more focused on not wasting time on anything I don’t think is worth wasting time on. So that’s affected my editing process. You don’t want to spend months and months doing something and have it turn out terrible. You want your kids to be proud, basically. So it gives you extra drive.”
Claiming that Apple and Moses are fans of Katy Perry, Jay-Z, and Kanye West, he says he doesn’t make them listen to Coldplay.
I don’t make them listen to it. No one in our family has to listen to it.”
Coldplay will be live-streaming from the Plaza de Toros de Las Ventas arena in Madrid, Spain at 4pm ET and 1pm PT on October 26. Award-winning filmmaker Anton Corbijn will be directing it.
Speaking about the American Express Unstaged event, Martin exclaimed, “We can’t wait to share this experience with him and with all of our fans watching ‘American Express Unstaged’ around the world. It’s going to be special.”