It was only right for Coldplay to link with Beyonce for a new celebratory, turn-up song entitled “Hymn For The Weekend.”
Front man, Chris Martin wanted to boost creativity on the forthcoming album, landing the group on their 7th project to date.
When asked by Wall Street Journal, how did “#HFTW” manage to come out a different kind of Coldplay song:
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.” What would we call it if we had one? 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 was chuckling about that, when this melody came—“drinks on me, drinks on me”—then the rest of the song came out. 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.
Talking with Annie Mack of BBC Radio 1, Coldplay’s bassist Guy Berryman says:
She’s [Beyonce] unbelievably professional. We were so blessed to have her sing on one of our songs.
Take a listen now to Coldplay and Beyonce semi-turnup track below:
Coldplay’s A Head Full of Dreams is due out Dec. 4th.