You might’ve thought they were bluffing, but Coldplay really did get Beyoncé on their new album (out Friday), and here’s the new song to prove it. The band premiered “Hymn for the Weekend” on Annie Mac’s BBC show, and if you were expecting a gospel-infused party jam, you’re in luck! “The original words were ‘drinks on me,’ but we were like, ‘Chris, you can’t get away with that,’” bassist Guy Berryman explains. So, instead, they had Beyoncé sound like a one-woman symphony channeling the child of destiny to sing “so drink from me, drink from me when I was so thirsty” and other heavenly, nonsensical things. It’s like if “Drunk in Love” were reimagined for Sunday service, so there’s no telling what they had Blue Ivy do.
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