Coldplay have released a new track titled ‘Everglow’ which features Chris Martin’s ex-wife Gwyneth Paltrow. Martin was a guest on Zane Lowe’s Beats 1 Radio show last night where he premiered the new track.
Even though she famously said that she was “consciously uncoupling” from frontman Chris Martin over a year ago, actress Gwyneth Paltrow provided backing vocals on the track.
As well as adding vocals to the track, she has also penned some lyrics for the new album A Head Full of Dreams. Speaking about her contributions to the song with Q magazine, Chris Martin said “She came up with the idea so I said, ‘Is there any chance you’d sing that line cos it’s your idea.’ Like any human, she was like, ‘I can’t do that! I’m not a professional!'”
On Zane Lowe’s Beats 1 show The Coldplay frontman also spoke about how the track came about. Martin said “I was in the ocean one day with this surfer guy, who spoke just like you’d imagine a surfer guy to speak … He was like, ‘Yo dude, I was doing this thing the other day man, it gave me this total everglow!”
Martin continued by saying “To me, the song’s about – whether it’s a loved one or a situation or a friend or a relationship that’s finished, or someone’s passed away – I was thinking about, after you’ve been through the sadness of something, you also get this everglow. That’s what it’s about.”
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