Beyonce Knowles and Tove Lo won’t be the only unlikely guests featured on Coldplay’s new album, “A Head Full of Dreams”. The band’s frontman Chris Martin has just revealed that he and his bandmates have hired a bunch of important people in their lives for the upcoming project.
Those people include the vocalist’s ex-wife Gwyneth Paltrow. According to The Wall Street Journal, the actress’ vocals will appear on “Everglow” which the publication describes as “a ballad about a relationship’s enduring spark.”
Among others set to be featured on the record were the former couple’s two children, who along with other band members’ friends and family will be singing in choir. Martin’s current girlfriend, Annabelle Wallis, will also join him on one song.
“Everyone who got asked to sing on our album has an important part in our lives,” says Martin, explaining these people’s involvement on their next full-length. “This is The Wall Street Journal, so I don’t want to get too hippie, but what ‘m trying to learn in my life is the value of every human. Inclusiveness is the key thing, and it all comes from that ‘Guest House’ poem.”
He continued, “The ‘choir’ started with my two kids coming in after school and recording. We recorded Blue Ivy Carter in New York when her mom Beyonce 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.’ ”
“A Head Full of Dreams” is coming out on December 4. In addition to the names mentioned above, the record will have contributions from Noel Gallagher of Oasis and Merry Clayton. “Coldplay have never enjoyed making a record more than this one. Nor have they been happier with the results,” the group said when announcing the LP earlier this month.