Coldplay – Hymn for The Weekend Featuring Beyoncé

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Credits

  • Song Name: Hymn for the Weekend
  • Artist Name / Band Name: Coldplay
  • Featuring: Beyoncé
  • Produced By: StarGate & Rik Simpson
  • Album Name: A Head Full of Dreams
  • Release Date: January 25, 2016
  • Genre: Pop, Rock
  • Record Label: Parlophone, Atlantic
  • Written By: Will Champion, Guy Berryman, Jonny Buckland & Chris Martin
  • Performance: Peaked at No. N/A
  • Sampled In: N/A
  • Cover By: N/A
  • Remixed By: N/A

Coldplay – Hymn for The Weekend Review




The British rock band is out with one of their newest single; Hymn for The Weekend. Unlike Coldplay’s previous words, this single features a completely different set of tune, comprising of an upbeat dance theme with a subtle pop rock flare. Featuring uncredited vocals from Beyoncé among the mix.

If you’re not familiar with the background of how the single came to be. It goes like this. Coldplay’s Martin saw inspiration from some of Flo Rida’s songs and wished to have a late night club song that could be titled as ‘drinks on me’ something he could play in the background and make himself appear cool while the waiter handed out drinks.

Seeming to go ahead, the rest of the band disagreed that he couldn’t pull it off. Coldplay lead singer Chris Martin contacted his long friend Beyoncé’ to seek her help in sharing her vocals with him; she gladly agreed.

The single released on January 25, 2016 is the second single from the bands seventh studio album, A Head Full of Dreams (2015). The single saw critical acclaim on the collaboration and was praised for Beyoncé’s vocals bringing in that feeling of peppy sassiness and giving it the edge that surely would have felt void without her presence.  The single is currently positioned at No.61 on the US Billboard Hot 100 and No.3 on the US Dance Club Songs. In other regions and charts of the world, the single in Top 10 of their Radio Airplay charts.

The single opening with some upbeat percussion’s and hand-claps, keeps the song fresh and light. Opening with Beyoncé vocals Drink from me, drink from me. Then we’ll shoot across the sky
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The lyrics continue on to say about getting high and feeling drunk and enjoying the spills of it in a beautifully done duet. The subtle vocals of Beyoncé keeps her well above, than just a background singer and Martin’s prominent high pitch flare keeps it audibly engaging.

At the year end, we saw a great tune, sung in an acceptable manner executed flawlessly, which music is all about. It has significantly gained momentum and definitely added a spice with an accompanied music video, released on 29 January 2016. Shot in many major places of Mumbai, featuring all the stereotypes you could find on an average day in an Indian city. Do check it out and enjoy the song.

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