Will There Be New Coldplay Songs In 2016?

Listen, I know you’re excited about the news that Coldplay is performing at the 2016 Surperbowl. I am too. But unlike some other performers who may or may not be hitting the stage that night to tease a new album (BEYONCÉ, PLEASE BLESS US WITH A NEW ALBUM), Coldplay likely isn't there for the same reason: Instead, they're there to put on a good show, and promote their latest album, A Head Full of Dreams. Which unfortunately means one thing, and and one thing only: It’s pretty unlikely that there nwill be new Coldplay songs in 2016.

Sorry! But, really, what did you expect from a band that, mere weeks ago, released their seventh studio album — even more songs? It’s barely been enough time for me to listen to the album enough times to memorize the entire thing, so I doubt Coldplay's had time to record any new

But hey, I get it. There is never enough Coldplay in any of our lives, and the desire for more music from them is always present for fans — myself included. For me, I think the real fear underlying this question of whether or not there will be more songs is the question of whether or not there will be new Coldplay songs ever again. Especially when, before their latest album was released in December 2015, front man Chris Martin was comparing A Head Full of Dreams on BBC Radio 1 to “the last Harry Potter book.”

Um, excuse me? Is that some sort of veiled threat? Because it feels really menacing.

Fortunately, Martin went on to say, “Not to say that there might not be another thing one day but this is the completion of something.” OK. I can get behind that — creative process and what not.

But, of course, he didn’t let it lie. Martin continued to force us all to live in ambiguity by adding, “I have to think of it as the final thing we’re doing; otherwise we wouldn’t put everything into it.” So now the whole will-they-or-won’t-they-ever-make-music-again thing is totally up in the air. So, if you’re wondering whether Coldplay plans on releasing new music in 2016, I’m learning toward the less than likely side of things — but there's always still hope for 2017, right?

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