During their performance at SXSW last month, Coldplay debuted two songs from their forthcoming album Ghost Stories: the slow-burning “Another’s Arms” and the sweeping ambient track “Always In My Head”. Last night, frontman Chris Martin appeared on Zane Lowe’s BBC Radio 1 program to debut the latter’s studio version.
According to Martin, “Always In My Head” explores a theme of “togetherness through life’s challenges”, a fitting motif considering the band recruited its sound engineer to help create the synth sounds and Martin’s own daughter Apple to provide back-up vocals. Though the synth and reverb lend a slight sense of foreboding, Martin’s hushed croon is a bright, almost glowing emotional core amid the ginormous soundscape.
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In addition, Martin discussed his divorce from Gwyneth Paltrow, writing the album’s lyrics, the influence of Sufism, and much more. Check out the full interview here.