We have a whole new love for Chris Martin. It turns out the Coldplay frontman recruited none other than music royalty herself, Blue Ivy Carter, to sing on the band’s forthcoming seventh studio album. The song, titled “Hymn For The Weekend,” came out of Martin’s desire to create his band’s own version of “Turn Down For What.”
Martin recently opened up to The Wall Street Journal on how the song came to be. “I thought I’d like to have a song called “Drinks on Me” where you sit on the side of a club and buy everyone drinks because you’re so f—ing cool. I presented it to the rest of the band and they said, ‘We love this song, but there’s no way you can sing ‘drinks on me.’ So that changed into ‘drink from me’ and the idea of having an angelic person in your life. Then that turned into asking Beyoncé to sing on it.” Queen Bey and Blue Ivy on one track? God bless you Coldplay.
The British group also teamed up with Rihanna’s production team — who they worked with on the film Unbroken — for some fresh perspective. “With this one we’re trying to do our whole spectrum,” Martin told EW. “The colors we’re missing within the band we tried to bring in with guests and other producers.” Look for Coldplay’s new album A Head Full of Dreams to drop December 4