Chris Martin has tie dye patterns that just don’t QUIT, do they?
Chris Martin and Coldplay always seemed like soft rock blah to me, even though I’ve been known to cry at a dance recital or two featuring their music. THAT BEING SAID, I kinda feel badly fro the guy. He’s had to live in Gwyneth Paltrow‘s GOOPY shadow for a while, and though nobody really knows what happened with Jennifer Lawrence, the dude just seems…I dunno, like a little sad. Martin opened up to Rolling Stone about some of it, but really plugged his new album with arguably the worst name ever: A Head Full of Dreams. Here are some tidbits, including talking about how Beyonce– like Bowie– turned down being a part of some terrible Coldplay collaboration. See? Don’t you feel a little sorry for bland Chris Martin now? Here are some tids:
On remaining friendly with Gwyneth Paltrow: “I have a very wonderful separation-divorce,” he says. “It’s a divorce – but it’s a weird one.” He also looks at the word “divorce” with more fluidity than most people. “I don’t think about that word very often,” he said. “I don’t see it that way. I see it as more like you meet someone, you have some time together and things just move through.”
He’s open to constructive criticism, especially from Beyoncé: Martin once presented a song to Beyoncé called “Hook Up” and played it in the studio for her and producer Stargate. She turned it down, he says, “in the sweetest possible way: She told me, ‘I really like you – but this is awful.'”
He’s open to new music – and dance trends: Martin’s children recently put him onto Silentó’s “Watch Me (Whip/Nae Nae).” “I’m not sure if I can whip, but I can nae nae with the best of them,” he reveals.
He draws inspiration from the movie Rocky IV.
“Rocky IV has the most awesome training sequence of all time,” he says. “I think it triggers the young boy in me who saw it and was like, ‘Wow – if you wanna do something, just fucking lift logs!'” The movie has also guided his post-vegetarian diet: “If Rocky eats it, I do, too.”
He’s aware you might not be a fan of his band: “I had a couple of years in the mid-2000s where it was really confusing to me,” he says of Coldplay jokes. “I was like, ‘Why is our band sometimes a punch line?'”
(Via Rolling Stone)
Doesn’t he sound like someone’s clueless Dad? Maybe that’s why I feel sorry for him. I shouldn’t though- he’s rich.
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