November 19, 2015


Chris Martin Talks Gwyneth Paltrow, Beyonce & Blue Ivy on New Coldplay LP

Christopher Polk/Getty Images for iHeartMedia
Christopher Polk/Getty Images for iHeartMedia

A listen to Coldplay's new single "Adventure of a Lifetime" gives indication that A Head Full of Dreams will be the band's most ambitious effort to date. Frontman Chris Martin further fueled that speculation detailing collaborations with Beyonce, her daughter, and the singer's ex-wife Gwyneth Paltrow.

The Wall Street Journal spoke with Martin and revealed Bey features on two tracks, including a song title "Hymn for the Weekend" which the paper reveals is "the closest Coldplay will get to a throbbing dance track" and that Blue Ivy even gets a credit as a backing vocalist on the track.

But what might be most surprising is how Gwyneth Paltrow, who Martin "conscoiusly uncoupled" with in early 2014, sings backup on a ballad titled "Everglow." Martin explained the reasoning to WSJ, saying:

"Everyone who got asked to sing on our album has an important part in our lives. This is The Wall Street Journal, so I don’t want to get too hippie, but what I’m trying to learn in my life is the value of every human. Inclusiveness is the key thing."

A Head Full of Dreams also features Noel Gallagher and, per Rolling Stone, Martin rapping with a vocoder. It drops on December 4.