Update: Rihanna Featured On Coldplay’s Next Album ‘Mylo Xyloto’, Chris Martin Talks Collaboration

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Vibe | September 12, 2011 - 1:47 pm

Today, UK rock band Coldplay released a track from their forthcoming album Mylo Xyloto, titled “Paradise.”

Interestingly enough, Rihanna is set to sing on the song “Princess of China” from the project. Though former collaborators are assisting in the production of the album, Rihanna is the only guest on the release.

Coldplay says they drew inspirationn from Blur’s “Sing,” a track heavy on orchestration and hypnotic chords. 

The group’s lead singer Chris Martin actually spoke with The Sun about collaborating with RiRi. It all began when they met in Las Vegas at their New Year show with Jay-Z last year.

“The album is designed as a whole piece. It has boy and girl lead characters and top of our list for the girl part was Rihanna… but it took a while to pluck up the courage to ask her.

We did a show in Las Vegas and I met her and said, ‘Do you think there’s any chance?’ I was very Hugh Grant-like and spluttering about it. 

“She has such an amazing voice and it’s so different to mine. When the vocal happened I thought ‘Wow, you sound different’ but I think that’s also because she was singing a different song to what we are used to hearing from her and it is written by a bloke from Devon.”

The group’s LP drops on October 24th. –Jodie Taylor