MATCH UP: Coldplay and Rihanna Princess Of China Collaboration
A new release from the British rock band, Coldplay and the Good Girl Gone Bad, Rihanna leaked yesterday, called “Princess of China”. The classic “breakup” song is provided by this unique collaboration including lyrics from Chris Martin that reminisces on the loss of a love and the couple’s joyous times together. Although the lyrics may take you to that somber place, the array of synthesizers and background vocal arrangements make you feel as if you are traveling back in time or free falling from a cliff. This is a key element to Coldplay’s music in which I highly appreciate. Rihanna adds her commercial and edgy mix that takes the song to a place of familiarity and new territories all at the same time, while reminding the remorseful lover what he could’ve had in her portion of the song. The Coldplay-Rihanna collaboration will appear on the band’s upcoming fifth album release, “Mylo Xyloto”. Listen below.
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