Coldplay’s Chris Martin announced in a recent interview that the group’s last record will be in 2025, breaking many long term fans’ hearts. Earlier this year Coldplay released its ninth studio album Music of the Spheres, which was already at the top of many streaming charts, selling out.

“Our last proper record will come out in 2025, and after that I think we will only tour. And maybe we’ll do some collaborative things but the Coldplay catalogue, as it were, finishes then,” said the group’s lead vocalist on Radio 2, before their Christmas Show with Jo Whiley.

Some fans have been extremely heartbroken over the news while others think the news comes much later than it should’ve as their music has “deteriorated in quality over the years.”

One Redditor wrote about Coldplay, “Haven’t enjoyed any of their stuff past [fourth album] Viva La Vida but what a career they’ve had. I definitely feel that they made their mark on music in a positive way.”

One Twitter user was now very kind when they wrote, “Amongst all the Covid misery, there is a small glimpse of a better future.”

Another one wrote, “They don’t have to stop. They just need to only play music up to Viva La Vida. Then leave the rest for bad commercials to use.”

One fan seemed particularly bitter about Coldplay’s newer work and what many other bands have followed for years, saying, “They will be back in 2030 for more money with a new drummer or guitarist etc.. just like all the other great bands before them,”

There were hundreds of comments such as the ones mentioned above, but there were also some among them who brought the humanistic aspect of Coldplay back by saying, “Just remember that they have raised absolute thousands for multiple charities, had multiple worldwide sold out shows (and due to have another in 2022) and are some of the most kind-hearted and selfless people on this earth. Don’t be awful.”