Coldplay stopped by the BBC to perform a live Maida Vale session following the release of their most recent album Everyday Life.
Coldplay frontman Chris Martin described the new album as “our reaction to the perceived negativity that’s everywhere,” in an interview with BBC Radio 1’s Annie Mac, adding: “And there is a lot of trouble, but there’s also so much positivity and so much great life happening. So in a way, it’s just trying to make sense of things, saying what we feel and what we see.”
“Some of it’s very personal, about real things in my life, and some of it’s about things that I see or we see, and some of it’s about trying to empathise about what other people are going through,” Martin said of the album’s inspiration.
“It seems to me that one of the things that might help people have a better time is to put themselves in other people’s shoes, whether that’s these kids who have to leave Syria, or who grew up in Baltimore, or whatever it might be. Rather than judging from afar, maybe to think ‘I wonder what it’s like to be there.’”
In the news session for the BBC, the band rolled through new tracks such as ‘Everyday Life’, including ‘Orphans,’ ‘Daddy’, and ‘Arabesque’ and more as well as a special cover version of Crystal Waters’ 1991 hit ‘Gypsy Woman (She’s Homeless)’.
See the footage, below.