- 21 Nov 19
"How do we turn it around so it's no so much taking as giving?"
Coldplay recently announced that they’re currently taking time to consider how they go about touring in the future in order to make it as environmentally friendly as possible. Speaking to BBC News, frontman Chris Martin went on to explain the band is looking into making future tours sustainable and environmentally friendly.
Speaking on the situation, Martin commented that, “We’re taking time to see how our tour can be actively beneficial. All of us have to work out the best way of doing our job.” Martin went on to say he wanted all future tours to “have a positive impact.” He continued: “Our next tour will be the best possible version of a tour like that [their last world tour] environmentally. We would be disappointed if it’s not carbon neutral.
“We’ve done a lot of big tours at this point. How do we turn it around so it’s not so much taking as giving?”
Martin went on to discuss the band’s new double album, Everyday Life, which reflects their feelings about the environment. The double LP is released tomorrow, November 22nd, with one side entitled 'Sunrise' and the other 'Sunset'.
“If you’ve had the privilege of travelling around the world, you know we’re all from the same place…In a very gentle British way, this record is us saying we don’t feel different from any human on earth.”
Yesterday, Coldplay released a new video for their latest single, ‘Daddy’. Directed by Aardman’s Åsa Lucander, the animated video follows a girl who is lost at sea. It's an absolutely beautiful work and has us looking forward to the rest of the record. Check it out below: