Heartfelt britpoppers Coldplay have reiterated again how the events of September 11
affected their recording of sophomore album A Rush of Blood To The Head. It had
been previously reported that much of the album was written with the infamous day in mind,
but frontman Chris Martin has told the NME exactly the role that was
played. He said that they had a lot of material written prior to mid-September, but the
life-changing events totally altered their writing. "What weíd done sounded okay, but I
thought it was an opportunity to do something mega," Martin told the NME.
"So loads of songs got scrapped and the good ones got kept, like ëIn My Place,í ëA Rush
Of Blood To The Head,í ëGod Put A Smile Upon Your Face,í ëA Warning Sign,'
ëAmsterdamí and a song called ëPolitickí. Then this whole bunch of new tunes just landed
and we all worked them really fast." Martin also mentioned that "Politick" was
written the week of September 11 and is based on his realization of his mortality and the
feelings revolving around that. The album drops August 26 in the UK and shortly thereafter
on this side of the pond.