Beyoncé and Coldplay's Duet ''Hymn for the Weekend'' Is Finally Here and You'll Be Thanking the Music Gods

Hot new track is released on Annie Mac’s BBC Radio 1 show

By Mike Vulpo Dec 01, 2015 12:19 AMTags
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The time has finally come to hear one of music's biggest collaborations come to life.

After much anticipation, Beyoncé and Chris Martin have released their duet titled "Hymn for the Weekend" that delivers lyrics and beats you won't be able to get out of your head.

Described as a gospel-infused party jam, the single first premiered on Annie Mac's BBC show in London Monday morning to the delight of many music fans. The track is expected to appear on Coldplay's new album out this Friday.

As for how the collaboration came about, the story is quite impressive.

"It actually started off being quite a different vibe, this song," bassist Guy Berryman told the BBC. "Chris was wanting to write a sort of party song. The words were 'Drinks on me, drinks on me.' And we said to him, 'You can't say that. You can't get away with that.'"

He continued, "Then the whole story of the song changed and then he asked Beyoncé to sing on it, and she very kindly said she would. And it was amazing. She came in. She did her thing. She's unbelievably professional. I think she was in and out in five minutes. And we are so blessed to sing on one of our songs."

Some additional inspiration came from a famous rapper who made "Right Round," "Whistle" and "Low" major hits in the states. Yes, we're talking about Flo Rida.

"The original kernel was that I was listening to Flo Rida or something, and I thought, it's such a shame that Coldplay could never have one of those late-night club songs, like 'Turn Down for What,'" Martin told the Wall Street Journal.

Well perhaps that problem has been solved once and for all.