“Everyone in their life goes through challenges, whether it’s love or money or kids or illness,” Martin says in a preview trailer promoting his sit-down with BBC Radio 1, airing Monday.
While the sneak peek video doesn’t address his 10-year marriage to Paltrow, 41, Martin has clearly faced recent difficulties, revealing in a joint statement with actress announcing their that they had been “working hard for well over a year” on their relationship.
But the 37-year-old frontman for Coldplay, which drops their new album Ghost Stories May 19, managed some lighthearted moments during the interview, as well.
Speaking of another Brit mega-band, Martin admits, “I’m saying One Direction are brilliant, I’m not kidding.”
“Poor Justin Bieber,” Martin says, “that would be all over the Internet. But with me, luckily it was just a rumor around school for a couple of days.”