Originally posted on March 09, 2004 6:25 PM
Chris Martin says Coldplay are hard at work on trying to make sure their new album is the "best thing anyone has ever heard."
In an interview promoting the Fair Trade campaign, he said the follow-up to A Rush Of Blood To The Head won't be released until 2005.
He said: "Between you and me this is the only time we are coming out of our shell at the moment to come and talk about Fair Trade and stuff.
"We really feel that we have to be away for a while and we certainly won't release anything this year, because I think people are a bit sick of us and also we are trying to make the best thing that anyone has ever heard."
He added: "My philosophy at the moment in life is why not try and be Einstein, even if you're never going to make it."
During the interview, with Simon Mayo on BBC's Five Live, Martin spoke extensively about the upcoming Fair Trade fortnight, encouraging fans to buy Fair Trade products.
He also talked about his "hero" Johnny Cash, who died before he had a chance to record a song Martin had written for him.
"He was someone who stood up for everybody and never got criticised for it, maybe because he lived it a lot more than people like me. When you're a musician you have to look up to those people. He's my hero," he said.
"We actually wrote a song for him and Rick Rubin had us in and recorded it all with all the band and all the guys who do Johnny Cash's records. It was all ready and Rick Rubin said he's ill at the moment but then he's coming to LA and he's going to record this. And then he died."
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