UPDATE: Before Coldplay's "A Head Full of Dreams" is released on Friday, take a listen to the fourth track off the album, "Everglow," featuring the vocals of Martin's consciously uncoupled ex-wife, Gwyneth Paltrow.
PREVIOUSLY: Her Highness Beyoncé Giselle Knowles-Carter and Goop founder/actress Gwyneth Paltrow will both sing on Coldplay's next album. Yes, we're just as shocked as you are.
It's no secret that the two celebrities are besties, but it is a little surprising that they will both appear on a CD together from Chris Martin and company. Sure, Coldplay has worked with major pop stars, like Rihanna for "Princess of China," in the past, but this comes at sort of an awkward time. After all, Martin and Paltrow "consciously uncoupled" last year.
But, sure enough, the Wall Street Journal reports that Beyoncé will sing on Coldplay's song "Hymn for the Weekend" while Paltrow will belt it out with Martin on "Everglow." To make things even more fun interesting, Martin's current flame, English actress Annabelle Wallis, will also lend her vocals to one of the songs.
"Everyone who got asked to sing on our album has an important part in our lives," said Martin to WSJ, adding that his two children Apple and Moses, along with Blue Ivy, will sing on the album as well. "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."
While it might seem shocking that Paltrow is singing at all, the actress scored a hit single with Huey Lewis for their remake of "Cruisin'." Paltrow also did an excellent job singing in the movie "Country Strong," where she landed another hit single while playing a fading country star.
Will she top the charts with her new Coldplay song? We'll have to wait and see.
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