Yesterday (Dec. 4), while in conversation with BBC Radio 1 personality Zane Lowe, Coldplay frontman Chris Martin gave listeners and fans a bit of good news and bad news.

The good news? Coldplay are in the middle of recording their new album, ‘A Head Full of Dreams.’

The bad news? As Martin explains, “It’s our seventh thing and the way we look at it, it’s like the last ‘Harry Potter’ book. That’s not to say there won’t be another thing one day, but this is the completion of something. It was great to go from ‘Ghost Stories’ right back into the studio. Now, we’re making things that sound different. It’s a very fun time to be in our band.”

Martin humbly admits, with a chuckle in his voice, “I feel a bit nervous to say that because I didn’t get permission.”

Fortunately, as opposed to how the band approached ‘Ghost Stories’ -- with no supporting tour -- Martin did tell Lowe that Coldplay will hit the road to promote ‘A Head Full of Dreams.’ As the singer explains, “I have to think of it as the final thing that we’re doing ... and then we will go on tour.”

You can listen to the full discussion between Martin and Lowe below:

This news comes just days after Martin filled in for Bono with U2 at the World Aids Day Concert in New York City. Check out photos from the show:

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