11.30.2015

New Music: Coldplay feat. Beyoncé – ‘Hymn for the Weekend’

Christmas comes early for Beyoncé fans. After a snippet surfaced last week, Queen Bey’s duet with Coldplay has debuted in full. Bey joins frontman Chris Martin on the hook to “Hymn for the Weekend.”

“So drink from me, drink from me / When I was so thirsty,” she sings. “We’re on a symphony / Now I just can’t get enough / Put your wings on me, wings on me / When I was so heavy / We’re on a symphony / When I’m lower, lower, lower, low.”

The song was inspired by Martin’s desire to create a song for the club. “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.’ What would we call it if we had one?” he told The Wall Street Journal.

Coldplay bassist Guy Berryman praised Beyoncé. “She came in, she did her thing. She’s unbelievably professional,” he told Annie Mack on BBC Radio 1. “I think she was in and out in five minutes, and we’re just so blessed to have her sing on one of our songs.”

Coldplay’s A Head Full of Dreams is due Dec. 4. The album also features appearances from Blue Ivy and President Obama, who is sampled on “Kaleidoscope.”