Coldplay’s New Song ‘Everglow’ is Inspired by a Breaking Relationship and a Commercial For a Breakfast Cereal?
Chris Martin admits to the fact that ending a relationship might give you an “everglow.” Martin’s band Coldplay has released a new song called “Everglow” on which Chris Martin’s ex-wife, Gwyneth Paltrow collaborated to produce the lyrics. Contrary to the popular opinion, the ex-couple did not collaborate on the song because they still had feeling for each other; instead they collaborated on the song because they felt the same kind of afterglow that a close relationship leaves behind after it ends.
Chris Martin calls “Everglow” a song about the “sadness of breaking up.” MailOnline reported that he told Zane Lowe of Zane Lowe Radio Show that to him, “it’s about – whether it’s a loved one or a situation or a friend or a relationship that’s finished, or someone’s passed away – I was really thinking about, after you’ve been through the sadness of something, you also get this everglow. That’s what it’s about.”
Chris Martin had ended his marriage with actress Gwyneth Paltrow last year and he freely admits to the song being born out of the experience. He and Paltrow had ended their relationship peacefully and amicably, going through the divorce as if they were having “conscious uncoupling.”
Chris Martin also admitted to getting the idea for the name of the song from a surfer when he was on a beach. The surfer told him that the thing that he was doing gave him this “total everglow.” Martin thought that it was a good word and chose to use it for the song.
He also said that he had been inspired by a commercial of a cereal meal called “Ready Brek” The commercial showed a cartoon character getting an orange aura after he had ingested some of the cereal.
Coldplay’s new song is available via the itunes for download.
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