Coldplay Lead singer Chris Martin was inspired by the sight starts in the night sky when the band took a break from recording and stepped out of the studio for some air. Apparently the song’s main melody, consisting of a chord pattern, just popped into his head.
At first, Martin did not take it seriously “as he relayed the tune to the rest of the band in his worst Neil Young impersonation voice”. Martin has said, “The song had the word ‘stars’ and that seemed like a word you should sing in a Neil Young voice.”
Not long after, despite not taking the song seriously, Martin’s idea worked out with help for his bandmates
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