Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Chris Martin and the law of unintended consequences

Oh, shit. All those complaints suggesting Coldplay ripped off Joey Satriani, Yusuf Islam, Mr Blobby and all are coming back to bite us in the ass. They're making them make more musics:

Yeah, some people are suing us at the moment and although it was initially a bit depressing, now it’s become really inspiring,” Martin said. “You think, ‘Right, if everyone’s trying to take away our best song, then we’d better write 25 better ones.’ And so just at the point where I was thinking about getting fat and becoming complacent, I’ve been finding more inspiration. Now we’ve got more to prove than ever before.”

Admittedly, writing songs better than the ones that Coldplay have already done isn't setting the bar for achievement all that high, but do we really need 25 new Coldplay songs? What have we done to deserve that?

Still, Martin is busily now working on writing some new songs. His first move has been to try and work out how Ride did that bell sound on Dreams Burn Down.