Chris Martin previously announced which artists will be joining them on Coldplay’s upcoming album, A Head Full of Dreams, but two people whom he didn’t mention will shock you all. Blue Ivy Cater, daughter of Jay-Z and Beyonce and Gwyneth Paltrow, Martin’s ex wife, will both make an appearance on the album. Previously announced Beyonce, Noel Gallagher and Tove Lo will join Coldplay on their album as well.
Martin told The Wall Street Journal that a 13th century poet inspired 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. Inclusiveness is they 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 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'”.
Coldplay’s album features several unlikely collaborations for an album including Martin’s current girlfriend, actress Annabelle Wallis as well as several additional friends and family members singing choir style. The band also collaborated with Stargate on a track entitled “Hymn for the Weekend” which is one of two songs that feature Beyonce.
A Head Full Of Dreams is set for a December 4th release.