Coldplay’s New All-Star Pop Album Includes Gwyneth Paltrow, Beyonce, Blue Ivy Carter, Tove Lo, And Production By StargateColdplay “A Head Full of Dreams” Parlophone/Atlantic Records
Coldplay’s new album A Head Full Of Dreams is turning everyone’s heads, and after learning about its all-star features, it isn’t hard to see why. Band leader Chris Martin recently revealed to The Wall Street Journal that the album’s previously announced guests, Beyonce, Noel Gallagher, and Tove Lo will be joined by the album’s more unlikely guests Gwyneth Paltrow and Blue Ivy Carter.
According to Martin’s WSJ interview, Jay-Z and Beyonce, daughter can thank the words of 13th century poet Rumi for inspiring the collaborations.
“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,” Martin told the paper.
“Inclusiveness is the key thing, and it all comes from that ‘Guest House’ poem. The ‘choir’ started with my two kids coming in after school and recording. We recorded Blue Ivy Carter in New York when her mom Beyoncé was in the studio. It comes from learning about Greek tragedy, where the chorus chimes in at times. To me, when we use that sound, it’s to affirm what I’m saying. ‘We agree with you, Chris. Keep singing.'”
Paltrow appears on the song “Everglow,” which WSJ describes as a ballad “about a relationship’s enduring spark.”
This collaboration heavey album also includes work with pop/hip hop production powerhouse Stargate for the song “Hymn for the Weekend,” which is one of the two songs shared with Beyonce.
“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.'” The song originally had the words “drinks on me, drinks on me,” but he said they changed it to “drink from me” because the band said, “We love this song, but there’s no way you can sing ‘drinks on me.'”
A Head Full of Dreams is out on December 4th.