Chris Martin - Chris Martin saved by music

Chris Martin believes music saved his life.

The Coldplay frontman was able to channel his feelings during his marriage problems to Gwyneth Paltrow - who he split from in March - into new album 'Ghost Stories' and feels ''grateful'' he has an outlet for his emotions.

He told Steve Wright's Big Show on Radio 2: ''You can choose your paths in life, I find, when you get to a point where you're like 'I could either jump off a bridge or I could try and turn this around'.

''I'm sure lots of people have that in much harder instances. You just find the right tools.

''I feel so grateful. Especially over the last couple of years, music has been alchemising.

''Going through something difficult in your life, music for me is always a friend and something that helps you to figure things out. That's always what I'm doing in the middle of the night.''

Chris - who has children Apple, 10, and Moses, eight, with Gwyneth - claims he ''needed'' to write the group's new album, and has no idea how other people have perceived the record.

He added: ''It's so important for me that album, it hasn't really crossed my mind what it means for anyone else. Because I needed it.

''I'm very grateful to be here. Every day is a blessing. That's how I feel.''

Meanwhile, the 'Magic' singer admitted he has always given 10 per cent of his earnings to charity and thinks others should follow suit.

He said: When I got pocket money as a kid, my mum said you should give 10 per cent away, and so we just keep that rule.

''I don't think it is corny at all, I think it would be amazing if all companies did that.''


Contactmusic

Tags: Chris Martin - Coldplay - Gwyneth Paltrow


Advertisement

Editors Recommendations

The Sound Of Seattle: Budweiser Made In America See How Music Has Changed In The Noisy City

Seattle has one of the most legendary music scenes in America so...

The Sound Of Seattle: Budweiser Made In America See How Music Has Changed In The Noisy City

Benedict Cumberbatch Stuns as Alan Turing in 'The Imitation Game' Trailer

It appears Benedict Cumberbatch has thrown his hat in the ring for...

Benedict Cumberbatch Stuns as Alan Turing in 'The Imitation Game' Trailer

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 - 'Mockingjay Lives' Teaser Trailer

Following Katniss Everdeen's escape from the catastrophic...

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 Trailer

Guess Which Insects Have Killed the George Harrison Memorial Tree?

A tree planted in tribute to former Beatles guitarist George Harrison has...

Guess Which Insects Have Killed the George Harrison Memorial Tree?

'Fargo' Creator Noah Hawley Teases Season 2 Plot At TCA Press Tour

After Fargo’s very definitive season finale (don’t worry, this article...

'Fargo' Creator Noah Hawley Teases Season 2 Plot At TCA Press Tour

Young Rising Sons - High (Acoustic)

New Jersey band Young Rising Sons perform a stripped down acoustic cover of their single 'High'...

Young Rising Sons - High (Acoustic) Video
Advertisement

Star Wars Episode VII: J.J. Abrams Performs an X-Wing Ship Tease While Plot Rumors Abound

J.J. Abrams has been incrementally dripping visual information regarding...

Star Wars Episode VII: J.J. Abrams Performs an X-Wing Ship Tease While Plot Rumors Abound

It's Official: Chuck Palahniuk is Working on 'Fight Club 2'

18 years since Fight Club ripped up the rule book for modern day...

It's Official: Chuck Palahniuk is Working on 'Fight Club 2'

Jamie N Commons - Jungle (Acoustic)

Jamie N Commons' new single with X Ambassadors - 'Jungle' - has been inescapable with it's...

Jamie N Commons - Jungle (Acoustic) Video


More recommendations

Advertisement

Comments

Chris Martin Newsletter

Subscribe to this news alert service to receive news and reviews on Chris Martin

Unsubscribe | Unsubscribe All