Beyoncé, Blue Ivy, and Gwyneth Paltrow All Sing on the New Coldplay Album

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What if Coldplay made a club banger? They’ve answered that burning question on their soon-to-be-released album A Head Full of Dreams. As Chris Martin explained to The Wall Street Journal, “I thought, it’s such a shame that Coldplay could never have one of those late-night club songs, like ‘Turn Down for What.’”

Martin wanted to have a song called “Drinks on Me” but his bandmates insisted it was a horrible lyric. So they changed the words to “drink from me,” called the song “Hymn for the Weekend,” and asked Beyoncé to sing on it.

Blue Ivy also made a vocal contribution to the album. She sings in a background chorus of children that also features Martin’s two kids with Gwyneth Paltrow. Speaking of Paltrow, she’s on the album too! “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,” Martin said, sounding deep.

Beyoncé and Gwyneth Sing on New Coldplay Album