Thursday, June 12, 2008

Coldplay's Chris Martin's Songwriting Trauma

From Ireland Online:

Coldplay frontman Chris Martin rarely shares a bed with wife Gwyneth Paltrow when he is writing music - because he works at night in a hidden corner of their London home.

The singer confesses the creative process is a tortuous one for him, and his best lyrics are often fuelled by insomnia.

Martin, currently promoting the band's new album 'Viva La Vida', tells Rolling Stone magazine, "My problem is that I often take a sleeping pill in order to go to sleep, but then I get excited about a song, so I go and play music, and then it kind of kicks in halfway through.

"I have a little corner where nobody can hear me in the middle of the night, and that's where I spend most of the night times. I wake up the next morning and find these strange notes to myself. I'm a little bit ashamed about it."
Nothing to be ashamed about Chris... the Muse moves when the Muse moves... may she stay with you...

1 comment:

pinball king said...

Neil Peart from Rush said (paraphrase) "When I wake up in the middle of the night with a song idea I force myself to get up and write it down. I've learned that it will be gone if I'm lazy and I wait until the morning".

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