Chris Martin: My Children Give My Music Purpose


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Chris Martin says fatherhood gives his music purpose.

Chris Martin is the lead vocalist and frontman of the hit rock band Coldplay. But without his children, his music just wouldn’t have purpose.

“It’s made it more focused,” Chris, who has kids Apple, 7, and Moses, 5, with Gwyneth Paltrow, tells CBS Sunday Morning of being a dad. “And you have a purpose. I like what it does. Just the idea of having to work hard so your kids are okay.”

And according to Paltrow, Chris is an amazing father. In a recent interview with Elle magazine, she said, “I respect him so much as the father of my children. Like, I made such a good choice. He’s such a good dad. You can never be relaxed or smug and think, ‘I’ve got this thing.’ That’s also part of it: keeping yourself on your toes. I’m not going to take this for granted.”

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