Rihanna, Chris Martin

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Yes, Coldplay frontman Chris Martin can sing his way into your heart and send you swooning for hours, but when he's just freely talking about things he admires, his descriptions might make your head tilt in puzzlement.

It's not a bad thing, of course, because no matter how odd it may be, Martin still manages to make his analogies strangely beautiful, and that was exactly the case when he took it upon himself to praise Rihanna's singing voice.

During an in-depth interview with The Guardian, the musician spoke highly of the Barbados beauty, who was featured on the band's song "Princess of China," and while some of his comparisons when describing her voice were interesting, others were just weird.

Martin called RiRi "the Frank Sinatra of our generation," (that's not the weird one) and went on to further explain his point.

"She can turn anything into gold with that voice," he said. "Here's the thing: if you speak to a good singing teacher about great opera singers, they will talk about consistency of tone. Or there's a book by Alfred Tomatis about why some people like certain people's voices and other people hate them, like Bob Dylan or me or whoever, some people say, 'Oh, I hate that voice', so there's a thing about people's frequency responses—what they are pleased by. Rihanna has this thick tone, so it's very hard to annoy anybody." 

He continues to say that Rihanna's voice is like a "beautifully squeezed tube of toothpaste." LOL! And, there it is.

But that's not all! Martin added, "When you think of Rihanna's voice you think of this whole, rich thing, solid like a tree trunk, and Drake is pretty similar. But Rihanna's voice is just delicious for your ear. Sinatra had the same thing; anything he sang sounded pleasing to most people."

You know what, Chris Martin? We bet some would say you, too, are like a beautifully squeezed tube of toothpaste.

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