Coldplay has had quite a few hit songs in their career.
But their latest radio smash is inspired by another pop star.
During a Beat x Beat webcast produced by Beats by Dre, the British band’s lead singer Chris Martin revealed that their single “A Sky Full of Stars” was written with none other than Katy Perry in mind.
“I’ll tell you the truth,” said Martin.
“I was listening to a lot of Katy Perry.” “A lot of her songs have the same chord sequence the whole time,” explained the 37-year-old frontman.
“Your body feels comfortable with them and then the melody’s changing on top so there’s a groove you really get in to and then also you’re kept interested…
so I was like, ‘that’s an amazing way of doing songs.'” In addition to taking a note from Ms.
Perry and her string of endless radio hits, Coldplay also drew direction from electronic dance music.
“That song really ended up being inspired by EDM, which some people turn their nose up and then you go to see an EDM thing and people are together and having the best time,” said Martin.
“So I was like f–k it! I love that stuff.
So I wanted to have a song that comes from that world.
But in terms of, ‘I’d really like to jump up and down to this,’ we don’t really know what we’re doing.” Coldplay brought in 25-year-old Swedish DJ Avicii to help create the “A Sky Full of Stars” that music fans have come to love.
“He did a full Avicii version, we did a full Coldplay version, and we spent weeks weaving it all together,” said Martin.
Well, when it comes to making dreamy dance music, it sounds like Coldplay has found just the right formula.