Coldplay is gearing up for the release of their seventh album A Head Full of Dreams this Friday, and today the anticipation grew even greater with the premiere of the group's new Beyoncé collaboration "Hymn for the Weekend." Beyoncé joins band front man Chris Martin as the pair sing nearly the entire track together as a duet. When Martin talked to the Wall Street Journal earlier this month, he spoke of the song, saying “I thought I’d like to have a song called “Drinks on Me”... I presented it to the rest of the band and they said, ‘We love this song, but there’s no way you can sing ‘drinks on me.’ So that changed into ‘drink from me’ and the idea of having an angelic person in your life. Then that turned into asking Beyoncé to sing on it.” This is the third single from the group's upcoming album, following "Everglow" and "Adventure of a Lifetime." In addition to Beyoncé, the album is also expected to feature President Barack Obama. Martin had also mentioned recently that the track would feature Beyoncé's daughter Blue Ivy, but it's not immediately clear from listening if she made the final cut.
Stream the song, as well as an interview with band member Guy Berryman below.