Coldplay’s ‘Hymn For The Weekend’ Features Collaboration with Beyoncé
Music Mix Daily Staff
The next time you’re at the club, you may end up dancing to Coldplay’s newest single, “Hymn for the Weekend,” which features a collaboration with the Queen Bey herself, Beyoncé. The appropriately named tune, which debuted on Annie Mac’s BBC radio show on Monday, November 30th, has a feel good, ‘poppin bottles at the club with my best friends’ kind of feel to it that can get any crowd going.
Beyoncé’s dreamy harmonies can be heard early on in the song, serving as a sort of sweet intro to the upbeat track. While she doesn’t have an especially pronounced solo on the track, her voice can be heard matching Coldplay frontman Chris Martin’s throughout the chorus, as well as at the very end, as she sings “And we shoot across the sky.”
Coldplay’s bassist, Guy Berryman, called into Annie Mac’s radio show after the song premiered and gave listeners a brief explanation of the song’s evolution. “Chris was wanting to write a sort of party song,” explained Berryman. “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.’”
It was at that point that the song changed, and Beyoncé was asked to sing on the track. “She came in, she did her thing. She’s unbelievably professional. I think she was in and out in five minutes. And we’re just so blessed to have her sing on one of our songs,” he said.
The song will appear on Coldplay’s seventh album, A Head Full of Dreams, which comes out on Friday, December 4th. The band recently hinted it will be their last album, at least for a while. During an interview with BBC Radio’s Zane Lowe, Chris Martin compared the upcoming album to the last Harry Potter book, saying “That’s not to say there won’t be another thing one day, but this is the completion of something.”
The album is set to feature a number of important players, including Beyoncé’s daughter, Blue Ivy Carter, Noel Gallagher, Gwyneth Paltrow, and Tove Lo. We are excited to check it out, how about you?