Beyonce on new Coldplay song Hymn for the Weekend
The much-hyped Coldplay-Beyoncé song is finally here.
After Chris Martin teased the collaboration, “Hymn for the Weekend” premiered on BBC on Monday.
The song is all party, keeping in line with the jubilant theme on the group’s new record, A Head Full of Dreams, out Friday. Beyoncé mainly appears on the hook, battling the instrumentation before having her falsetto take over to close the track. Martin drives home the celebratory theme of the song, singing lyrics like “Life is a drink, and love’s a drug.”
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In recruiting the pop star, Martin detailed to EW about the coy courting process. “She’s all goodness,” he told EW about working with Beyoncé. “This album is about celebrating, and this angel figure kept popping up and I was thinking, ‘Gosh, Beyoncé would be perfect, but she’d never do it.’ One day, we were talking and I was trying to drop the hint, but I didn’t want to be imprudent. And she said, ‘I’ll do it.'”
Hear the collaboration below.