London: Coldplay singer Chris Martin has given an insight into the state of his mind following his split from actress Gwyneth Paltrow, admitting he experienced "a year of depression". The "Paradise" singer separated from the actress in 2014 after almost 10 years of marriage but they have remained close friends. Speaking for the first time about the split, Martin explained it was "weird", reports mirror.co.uk. "It's always out there in the media, but I have a very wonderful separation-divorce. I've lived a lot since then. It's a divorce, but it's a weird one," Martin was quoted as saying by The Sunday Times Magazine. The pair share daughter Apple, 15, and nine-year-old son Moses. Martin, 39, said that soon after splitting, they decided to focus on their family instead of trying to place blame. "You can come at it very aggressively and blame and blame. Or you can put yourself in the garage, so to speak. Take yourself apart and clean off the bits. Reassemble," he said, while adding that he read literature to get him through tough times.