Chris Martin Includes His Children as Singer, Songwriter in New Coldplay Album

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Chris Martin has made "Music of the Spheres," the new album of Coldplay, a family affair as he included his children, Apple, 17, and Moses, 15, as singers and songwriters. His kids with Gwyneth Paltrow follow in their father's footsteps as musicians, but Paltrow herself is also a musical person.

According to Billboard, Martin's 15-year-old son has lent his vocals in "Humankind," which has an '80s music vibe. His 17-year-old daughter, on the other hand, co-wrote the upbeat single "Higher Power" with him. Apple also sang in the interlude along with the children of Coldplay band members Jonny Buckland, Guy Berryman, and Will Champion. Apple, Moses, and the other children have hearts next to their names on the album.

The band released "Music of the Spheres" on Friday, October 15, and announced that they will be embarking on an earth-friendly world tour beginning March 2022, as travel and mass events restrictions are eased off. Coldplay has committed to planting a tree for every ticket sold from this concert while solar installations will be used during the event, which will be powered by fans on kinetic bikes and then stored in a rechargeable battery.

Coldplay said that they consulted with environmental experts in the last two years for help on how to make their world tour sustainable.

"We're very conscious that the planet is facing a climate crisis," the group said. "We won't get everything right, but we're committed to doing everything we can and sharing what we learn."

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Will Apple and Moses Join the World Tour?

Both of Martin's kids attend a private school in Los Angeles, where their mother is based, so it might not be possible for Apple and Moses to join the world tour as it will disrupt their studies. Apple and Moses are enrolled in an institution with an excellent music program, and while they have instant access to the music industry, their parents still prefer them to remain in school.

However, this isn't the first time Apple and Moses have demonstrated their music abilities in public with their dad. In 2016, Apple and Moses joined their father on stage at a Malibu charity event and sang "Just a Little Bit of Your Heart" (Apple) and "House of Gold" (Moses). They were also part of the background vocals for "Orphans," released in Coldplay's "Everyday Life" album in 2019.

Martin, from London, once joked that they are forcing their children to work, just like in England's Victorian era. He confirmed that Apple, Moses, and his bandmates' kids had been compensated adequately for helping out in their albums. The proud dad said that they may be a little bias as well because the children's inclusion in their work makes their songs "sound great."

Paltrow, on the other hand, sometimes shares clips of her children singing on her Instagram. While mostly known for her acting ability, Paltrow can carry a tune and recorded with Huey Lewis, Tim McGraw, Matthew Morrison, and Coldplay. She also sang in the TV series "Glee," where she met her current partner, writer, and director Brad Falchuk.

Paltrow on Co-Parenting with Martin

Martin and Paltrow have been divorced since 2014, after 11 years of marriage, but they are still very much part of each other's lives. The Oscar-winning actress said in one interview that she looks at her ex-husband like a brother, post-marriage, and she will always be grateful they have kids together.

In a chat on "The Drew Barrymore Show," Paltrow said that while it may look like they are doing co-parenting right, they also have good and bad days. The ex-couple have sought a family therapist to improve their relationship following their divorce to co-parent and equally share their responsibilities as parents successfully.

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