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Coldplay Might Be Retiring From Music

"I have to think of it as the final thing we’re doing," Chris Martin said of the band's recently announced new album.

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But Coldplay fans may have to temper their excitement — in the interview, Martin also said that the new album might be the band's last.

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“It’s our seventh thing, and the way we look at it, it’s like the last Harry Potter book or something,” Martin said to BBC Radio 1’s Zane Lowe. He said the band is approaching the album like it's a grand finale. "I have to think of it as the final thing we’re doing. Otherwise we wouldn’t put everything into it,” he said.

But Martin was careful not to close the door on new music completely.

"Not to say that there might not be another thing one day, but this is the completion of something," he added.

It's worth noting that Coldplay's sixth album, Ghost Stories, released in May, was the band's lowest selling debut in over a decade.

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It sold 383,000 copies in its first week, according to Nielsen Soundscan. 2002's A Rush of Blood to the Head debuted with 144,000 copies sold.

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