Finally! After much anticipation, Beyoncé and Chris Martin have released their duet title ‘Hymn for the Weekend,’ and it’s already shaping up to be our new favorite party jam. Listen here!
Our week just got so much better! Coldplay is about to drop its seventh studio album, A Head Full of Dreams, on Dec. 4, and to gear up for the big release the powerhouse group has just shared the album’s most anticipated new song featuring, yep, you guessed it, Beyoncé! It’s part gospel, part club jam and all party. Listen to the full track here!
The starry single first premiered on Annie Mac‘s BBC show in London on Nov. 30 to the delight of many music fans. As previously promised, the track features Queen Bey’s heavenly voice singing the intro: “Drink from me, drink from me/ Oh-ah-oh-ah / Then we’ll shoot across the sky / Symphony.”
While Beyoncé sounds right at home on the dreamy party anthem, she actually wasn’t originally supposed to appear on the song. “It actually started off being quite a different vibe, this song,” bassist Guy Berryman told the BBC. “Chris was wanting to write a sort of party song. The words were ‘Drinks on me, drinks on me.’ And we said to him, ‘You can’t say that. You can’t get away with that.'”
He continued, “Then the whole story of the song changed and then he asked Beyoncé to sing on it, and she very kindly said she would. And it was amazing. She came in. She did her thing. She’s unbelievably professional. I think she was in and out in five minutes. And we are so blessed to sing on one of our songs.”
Believe it or not, some additional inspiration also came from the rapper behind such famous club jams as “Whistle” and “Low.” That’s right, we’re talking about Flo Rida. “The original kernel was that I was listening to Flo Rida or something, and I thought, it’s such a shame that Coldplay could never have one of those late-night club songs, like ‘Turn Down for What,'” Chris told the Wall Street Journal. Well, mission accomplished!
In addition to Queen Bey, the much-anticipated new album also contains a handful of other notable guest appearances including Noel Gallagher, Gwyneth Paltrow, Tove Lo and Beyoncé’s own daughter, Blue Ivy Carter! Seriously, if that’s doesn’t convince you to give this album a try, nothing will.
HollywoodLifers, what do you think of Coldplay and Beyoncé’s collaboration? Are you so excited for the group’s new album? Sound off below!