By Caitlyn Trudnich
Coldplay recently played at the Beacon Theatre in New York on Saturday night, where they performed new songs off their upcoming album, Ghost Stories, and some fan favorites, including their hit song, “Fix You.” Frontman, Chris Martin, dedicated the song to the Rolling Stones legend, saying, “It’s for Mick Jagger.”
Jagger tragically lost his long-time girlfriend, fashion designer L’Wren Scott, who committed suicide in March. In a statement made shortly after her shocking death, Jagger said, “I am still struggling to understand how my lover and best friend could end her life in this tragic way. We spent many wonderful years together and had made a great life for ourselves. She had great presence and her talent was much admired, not least by me. I have been touched by the tributes that people have paid to her, and also the personal messages of support that I have received. I will never forget her.”
Martin penned the song “Fix You” for estranged wife Gwyneth Paltrow, after the loss of her father to cancer in 2002. He has also been influenced by his relationship with Paltrow, as several songs on Coldplay’s upcoming album, reflect his personal thoughts. Their new single, “Magic,” at first listen, can also be connected to their relationship. Martin discussed with BBC the inspiration behind the song, saying, “It’s not a question of you either really love someone or you really hate someone, it’s more nuanced than that – especially with the modern world’s complications – like traveling and all the stuff that comes to life, and illness and addiction and all that sort of thing. It’s just saying – ultimately – there is magic between two people no matter what anyone else thinks.”
The band closed out the show by performing a new song off their upcoming album, called, “True Love.” Martin kindly asked the audience not to record or post the song saying, “(This) is the best song off our new album that no one has ever heard yet. Sometimes you have to keep these things to yourself.”
Ghost Stories will be released on May 19th.