Coldplay’s Chris Martin opens up on collaborating with BTS for My Universe, expresses ‘genuine love’ for the band

Chris Martin

One of the biggest boy bands on the planet, BTS has made their name synonymous with amazing songs and dedicated results. Every BTS song comes with its own record-breaking success and great efficiency. The same could be witnessed for their song My Universe which was a collaboration with Coldplay. It was released as the second official single from Music of the Spheres, the former group’s eighth studio album, on September 24, 2021, through Parlophone and Atlantic Records.

Chris Martin expresses his feeling for BTS

Chris Martin went on Ellen DeGeneres’ talk show recently and discussed a variety of topics, including his band Coldplay’s collaboration with BTS for the hit song My Universe. Chris highlighted the partnership during his visit on the show, and while looking at a photo of his band with the K-Pop group, quipped that Coldplay looked like their “gym teachers.”

While My Universe became a huge hit almost immediately after its release, Coldplay’s leader talked about meeting the band and what he liked best about the song. Chris said, “We love them. For something that could have seemed so artificial, it turned out to be one of the most real feelings. We genuinely love those people.”

Chris Martin

Martin also talked about hanging out with BTS in South Korea, saying it was “interesting to see how their lives are.” He said, “They’re a completely different sort of band than we are. In some ways, it’s a lot more disciplined.”

Chris also spoke about Coldplay’s future

Chris also addressed the current rumors of Coldplay’s retirement in the same interview, confirming that the band will release three more albums until 2025, after which they would continue to perform but not create any new music. The singer compared their band’s path to that of Harry Potter, telling Ellen, “I believe we will continue to tour and remain together as a band of musicians and friends, but I believe the tale of our albums will come to an end at that point. Harry Potter, for example, comes to an end at a particular moment.”

My Universe’s huge success

It was BTS’ sixth US chart-topper, and Coldplay’s second after 2008’s Viva la Vida. The record is also the first song by a British group to debut at number one in the United States, as well as the first song by two co-billed lead groups to top the chart.

It debuted at number three on the UK Singles Chart, racking up the second most downloads week of the year and eventually becoming the country’s most downloaded single by a group of 2021. It also hit number one in Hungary, Malaysia, and Singapore, as well as the top ten in Australia, Belgium, Canada, India, Ireland, and South Korea, and the top twenty in Germany, the Netherlands, Norway, and New Zealand.