Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin may be "consciously uncoupled," as a married couple but they two still found time and a way to sing a duet on the new Coldplay album, A Head Full of Dreams. The song is titled "Everglow," and is on Coldplay's seventh studio record set for a December 3rd release. The song is "a ballad about a relationship’s enduring spark," according to The Wall Street Journal, which interviewed Martin in advance of album.
Listen to the new track below:
The album also features a song featuring the pairs two children, Moses and Apple, sing in a choir on several tracks — and another song features Martin's current girlfriend, actress Annabelle Wallis.
"Everyone who got asked to sing on our album has an important part in our lives," Martin said, on his unlikely collaborators. "This is The Wall Street Journal, so I don’t want to get too hippie, but what I’m trying to learn in my life is the value of every human."
“Everglow" debuted on Zane Lowe’s Beats 1 radio show, and tonally, it is on par with everything else related to Martin and Paltrow’s break-up: a little cheesy, a lot melodramatic, and full of references to how amazing Gwyneth Paltrow is.
Paltrow’s voice is almost imperceptible (although, is that her yelling “world record”?...why?), but as a subject, she’s omnipresent. A sample lyric: “Well they say people come/Say people go/This particular diamond/Is extra special/And though you might be gone/And the world may not know/Still I see you're celestial.”