Martin said it was the only time he had ever taken psychedelics.
Coldplay’s Chris Martin discusses his experiences with Magic Mushrooms while appearing on a new episode of Comedian Pete Holmes. you made it weird podcast.
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Asked by Holmes if he had ever taken psychedelics, Martin replied, “Only once, on mushrooms.
“I loved it, and it was cool… It confirmed my doubts about the universe. I was like, ‘Well, yeah, that sounds true.’
“I don’t do so well on drugs and alcohol; it messes with the music,” Martin said. “Some people, it enhances it. For me, it doesn’t.”
Later in the episode, Martin referred to electronic musician John Hopkins’ upcoming album ‘Music for Psychedelic Therapy’, calling it a reminder that “you don’t really need to take anything to get to that place.”
“I felt like, once I did the mushrooms, that [was] I really needed confirmation of how I feel about the universe, so I don’t need to do that again… but I think, to other people, it’s amazing what it does. .
You can listen to the episode below. The segment about psychedelics begins at about 76 minutes.
In the same podcast episode, Martin teased an upcoming Coldplay track that the band is set to release as part of a “sort-of musical” titled ‘Verdo’.
“[It’s been] have been waiting to come out for a long time,” said Martin, “one of the tracks [their] Best songs.”
Coldplay is currently working on its ninth studio album, Music of the Spheres, which is due out next month.
The follow-up to 2019’s “Everyday Life” was produced by pop hitmaker Max Martin, and has been previewed so far with two singles: “Higher Power” and the ten-minute-long “Coloratura”.
Another new song, ‘Human Heart’, was debuted during the band’s Glastonbury livestream, with another new single set to be released later this month.
Last month, Martin covered Ginuwine’s 1996 hit ‘Pony’ at a Spotify event in the Hamptons.