When Chris Martin of Coldplay stopped by Zane Lowe’s BBC1 Radio show yesterday (April 28), he made several revelations in their long form interview. One of them was the lead track on the band’s forthcoming album, Ghost Stories.
Introducing the song, Martin revealed that the song’s open was created by the band’s sound engineer Daniel Green. Martin stuck it in as a demo, which he says he often does with Green’s synth creations, and it stuck. Martin went on to say, “Actually, my daughter [Apple] is singing in there a little bit as well. That was just an idea of togetherness through life’s challenges.”
After a little more playback, Martin says of the album, “The idea of ghost stories for me was: how do you let the things that happen to you, your ghosts, how do you let them affect your present and your future? Because there was a time when I was feeling like they were going to drag me down and ruin my life, and the lives of those around me.”