Hymn For The Weekend
Transcribed by: Costantino Carrara Music
Length: 6 pages
Why we think you'll like it
Coldplay and Beyoncé's collaborative, clubby "Hymn for the Weekend" finds the "Drunk in Love" singer weaving her voice around the group's R&B-inflected arrangement. "Life is a drink, and love's a drug," Chris Martin sings amid rattling pianos and funky percussion, before he and Beyoncé sing, "Drink for me, drink for me," as the song grows more spacey and dreamy-sounding. Beyoncé gets the final words: "And we shoot across the sky." The tune will appear on the band's upcoming album, A Head Full of Dreams, due out Friday.
Martin recently corroborated Berryman's story about the band protesting him singing, "Drinks on me, drinks on me" in an interview with The Wall Street Journal. He also revealed the tune's inspiration. "The original kernel was that I was listening to Flo Rida or something, and I thought, it's such a shame that Coldplay could never have one of those late-night club songs, like 'Turn Down for What,'" Martin said.
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