Last month Martin spoke about “Princess Of China”:
“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… 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.”
Mylo Xyloto will be released in one week, on October 24. Thoughts on the unlikely pairing of Coldplay and Rihanna?