March 3, 2012


Coldplay: We Regret "Mylo Xyloto" Name [UPDATED]

When Coldplay announced the name of their fifth album Mylo Xyloto, I'm guessing your first thought—after "WTF does that mean?"— was, "Oh Chris Martin, you are totally going to regret that, man."

You were right.

Martin told Good Morning America (via NME) that he now regrets the name. "It's just something that we thought looked really good," said the frontman. "But everywhere we go around the world, people pronounce it in the most crazy ways and we're beginning to regret it now."

Chris, this is a landmark moment in your career and could be the beginning of a whole new phase of admitting your regrets. Forcing a child to grow up with the name Apple? Ripping off New Order on "Every Teardrop is a Waterfall"? Wearing this? You are one of the biggest rock stars in the world and, consequently, many view you as an untouchable deity whose mere breath cures diseases and solves the global warming problem. By admitting to a few missteps, you become "one of us"; a fallible being capable of messing up like the rest of us.

So keep admitting those mistakes, Christopher Anthony John Martin. We'll all respect you a little more for it. Maybe.

UPDATE: It was all a joke. Maybe. Chris Martin took to Twitter to write "No regrets at all about Mylo Xyloto as album title. We love it. Only regret attempting JOKE on early morning TV."