COLDPLAY hopes new album will give the band a trendier reputation – so their fans won’t get bullied for liking their music.
The British band fear they have been so successful, underground fans shun their music and tease those who admit to buying Coldplay albums.
Chris Martin and his bandmates want new LP Viva La Vida to help them win over some new fans and give current devotees something to be proud of.
He says, “The intention was to try and be good and get better as opposed to bigger. We felt incredibly hungry to prove why people have heard of us. I wanted it to be okay to be that 16 year old who says they like Coldplay in the playground. Hopefully with this record they won’t get teased so much”.