We are a mere two weeks away from a new Coldplay album, giving you one more reason to stay inside this season. Coldplay—music for hibernation! Except, not anymore.
Songwriter and conscious uncoupler Chris Martin told the Wall Street Journal that the band is trying out a new sound this record, featuring Beyoncé, Blue Ivy, and ex-wife Gwyneth Paltrow on the track-list.
True story: Martin had wanted to produce "one of those late-night club songs, like 'Turn Down for What" and wrote lyrics for a song he'd planned to title "Drinks on Me," because he momentarily forgot who he was and all he had done in his 38 years on earth. When his bandmates talked him down from the bass-heavy ledge, he re-wrote the chorus and invited Beyoncé into the studio. Together, they made a song called "Hymn for the Weekend" and all was well. Meanwhile, Blue Ivy and Paltrow both contributed vocals to "Everglow." It's a family affair!
"This is the Wall Street Journal," he said, "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." Mission accomplished, Chris!
So, did Martin and Paltrow mend old wounds? Did they croon into the void of this fractured world? Did they sing into the darkness, creating a rainbow of sound and emotion?
Eh. Odds are it was all yellow.