Chris Martin inspired by Katy Perry


Chris Martin thinks Katy Perry has “an amazing way of doing songs.” The Coldplay front man opened up about what went into writing the band’s recent hit, A Sky Full of Stars. And the Roar hitmaker was a key source of inspiration to the 37-year-old. “I'll tell you the truth: I was listening to a lot of Katy Perry," he said in a new Beat x Beat webcast produced by Beats by Dre.

'I was like, 'that's an amazing way of doing songs'

“A lot of her songs have the same chord sequence the whole time. 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.'"

The band is known more for their rock and acoustics. But the Viva la Vida singer also revealed that a somewhat surprising style of music influenced the record.

“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," he added. "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."

The band had help from EDM DJ helped shape the version of the song that audiences now know.

"He did a full Avicii version, we did a full Coldplay version, and we spent weeks weaving it all together,” he said.

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