When Coldplay announced they collaborated with R&B star Rihanna, everyone was skeptical. Then Chris Martin said it was his favorite track on the upcoming Mylo Xyloto and fans thought he lost his mind.
Although many of the band’s Mylo Xyloto songs made their debut at live performances and through digital download, the Rihanna collaboration, titled “Princess of China,” remained a mystery, and not even lyrics were leaked. Until now.
The track starts like a typical Coldplay tune, but turns into something different thanks to Rihanna. It marks the transition that the band has taken on their fifth album, which has more of a synth-pop feel than the piano ballads that made Coldplay an arena band.
Check out the Brian Eno-produced track below.
Coldplay – Princess Of China (feat. Rihanna) by DJ ERM