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Chris Martin discusses working with Rihanna

By | Published on Tuesday 13 September 2011


Chris Martin has been speaking to The Sun about Rihanna’s slightly unlikely appearance on the new Coldplay album, ‘Mylo Xyloto’. Martin said: “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”.

He continued: “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’ is due for release on 24 Oct.