December 5, 2014


Coldplay Announces "Final" Album 'A Head Full of Dreams'

Kevin Winter/Getty Images for iHeartMedia
Kevin Winter/Getty Images for iHeartMedia

Coldplay fans, you have our (premature) condolences: Though Chris Martin didn't reveal too much about the next album to come from the English rock band, he did say in plain terms that it very well could be their last.

While hanging out in the studio with BBC Radio 1's Zane Lowe, Martin let the name of the follow-up to Ghost Stories slip. A Head Full of Dreams is well underway and the guys are back in the studio (even though Martin's super dad dance moves to "A Sky Full of Stars" are hardly a distant memory), but they're approaching their seventh album as though it's the last one they'll ever write together.

Martin even went so far as to compare A Head Full of Dreams to the Harry Potter series, which spread out over the course of seven books. 

"It's our seventh thing, and the way we look at it, it's like the last Harry Potter book or something like that," he said. "Not to say that there might not be another thing one day, but this is the completion of something. It was great to go from Ghost Stories to go right back in the studio, and now we're making things that sound different. It's a very fun time to be in our band. I have to think of it as the final thing we’re doing, otherwise we wouldn’t put everything into it."

Ominous and hopeful at the same time! Stay tuned for more details on A Head Full of Dreams and whether or not Ghost Stories will snag more GRAMMY 2015 nominations.