Chris Martin is establishing that even though he and Gwyneth Paltrow have split, the Coldplay singer is in a good place.
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Asked by Zane Lowe of BBC Radio 1 about Martin's new album "Ghost Stories" and how the content relates to the "breakdown" of his relationship, Martin explained.
"I wouldn't say the word breakdown, this is just a realization of trying to grow up," he said. "You can be with someone very wonderful and because of your own issues, I don't want to get too personal, [but] because of your own issues, you can not let that be celebrated in the right way."
The couple announced their "conscious uncoupling" in March after more than a decade of marriage.
In the interview that aired Monday, Martin said, "I don't want to go through life being scared, being scared of love, being scared of rejection, being scared of failure ... About two years ago, I was just like, 'I'm a mess really" because I can't enjoy the thing that we are good at and I can't enjoy the great things around me because I'm burdened by this. I got to not blame anyone else and make some changes."
Lowe followed up Martin's explanation by asking his if he ever regretted going down his chosen path because at times, like the one two years ago, it was so painful.
"It's not painful, it's awesome," he said.
Martin then related his relationship to a song off the album "Magic."
"This person is really awesome and it's magic, and certain parts of it have to change because that's life," he said. "[But] it's not black and white ... it's not a question of you really love someone or you hate them."
In a more general sense, Martin all spoke on the inspirations of the album, saying "I think in life, everyone needs to be broken in some way."
"It starts off seeming like a heartbreak record, it's actually not, it's a joyful realization, you can't escape what life's going to throw at you so just enjoy it," he said. "I write music as a diary, I write it to survive and make sense of everything."