The Real Reason Coldplay Won't Make Music After 2025

For over two decades, British rock band Coldplay has topped the charts in both the U.S. and the U.K. (via Biography). Formed by university students in London in 1996, the band consists of Chris Martin, Jonny Buckland, Guy Berryman, and Will Champion. Britannica reports that their debut album "Parachutes" sold millions and earned them their first Grammy Award. Coldplay's subsequent albums, including "A Rush of Blood to the Head," "X & Y," "Viva La Vida" and "Mylo Xyloto," garnered them even more success.

Their popularity is thanks to their fresh sound and willingness to experiment with "non-rock genres" (via All Music). Coldplay is also known for their multiple collaborations with different artists like Jay-Z, Rihanna, and BTS (per Billboard). Fansided reported that in 2016, they performed at the Super Bowl 50 halftime show along with Bruno Mars and Beyonce, further cementing their place in music history. The Guardian writes that in October 2021, Coldplay released their ninth album "Music of the Spheres" and made a shocking announcement shortly after.

Coldplay will only make 12 albums

In December 2021, lead singer Chris Martin announced to BBC Radio 2 presenter Jo Whiley that Coldplay's "last proper record" would be released in 2025. His comments echoed a recent interview he had done with NME, where he stated that the band was only interested in making 12 albums because the process is "very intense" as they "pour everything" into each of their records. Martin expressed his love for making them, but ultimately, he wants Coldplay to focus on touring and "other collaborative things." However, he was adamant that the band's catalog "finishes then."

This revelation came two months after the release "Music of the Spheres," which went to No.1 on the U.K. charts (via The Guardian). Reactions from the public were mixed. While some fans said they were in denial about the upcoming end of Coldplay's recording career and that "they will be back in 2030," Others  jokingly said that it offered a "small glimpse of a better future." As of now, Coldplay has no plans of stopping.