It’s too late now but Coldplay really should’ve named their new album A Head Full of Familiar (and Cute) Faces.
(For the record, it’s A Head Full of Dreams).
One song from the album that should interest fans and gossipmongers alike: “Everglow,” a ballad featuring the sweet vocals of Gwyneth Paltrow. The theme? A relationship’s “enduring spark,” according to a new Wall Street Journal interview with Chris Martin.
While there’s no word on whether or not the words “conscious uncoupling” are part of the ballad’s lyrics (fat chance, right?), the song isn’t the only track on the album to feature non-Coldplay voices. Look out for the friendly exes’ friends and family members’ voices, along with their two children Apple and Moses and Martin’s current girlfriend, actress Annabelle Wallis.
And then there’s Blue Ivy Carter.
“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.”
“The “choir” started with my two kids coming in after school and recording. We recorded Blue Ivy Carter in New York when her mom Beyoncé was in the studio.”
Of course, this isn’t the first time Blue’s voice has been used in a song. Confession: I’ve lost count on how many times I’ve played the Blue-only parts of “Glory” and “Blue.”
A Head Full of Dreams drops Dec. 4.