Songs for rockers Coldplay's 6th album, Ghost Stories, were apparently inspired by the split between lead singer Chris Martin and his (ex) wife, Gwyneth Paltrow. The two called it quits in March after being married for 10 years. Digital Spy and The Guardian reports that Chris was asked by BBC Radio 1's Zane Lowe if the "breakdown" of his and Gwyneth 's marriage influenced his song writing for the new album. "I wouldn't use the word breakdown, this was more a realisation about trying to grow up basically. Like I said, if you can't open yourself up, you can't appreciate the wonder inside. So you can be with someone very wonderful, but because of your own issues you cannot let that be celebrated in the right way." Chris further explained: "What changed for me was - I don't want to go through life being scared of it, being scared of love, being scared of rejection, being scared of failure. Ever since our band came out, we have been a very polarising group because we do a certain thing very well. So what Ghost Stories means to me is like, you've got to open yourself up to love and if you really do, of course it will be painful at times, but then it will be great at some point. I think in life everyone needs to be broken in some way… I think everyone in their life goes through challenges, whether it's love or money, kids, or illness... You have to really not run away from that stuff. Life throws these colourful challenges at you… what we decided to do on Ghost Stories was to really be honest about it and say, this is what's been happening." The full interview is airing tonight on BBC Radio 1.