Coldplay: ‘We know our lyrics are a bit shit’

Band also reveal Rihanna duet is their album highlight

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Coldplay have said that their lyrics are ‘shit’.

Speaking from their studio The Bakery, frontman Chris Martin said of ‘Mylo Xyloto’ track ‘Charlie Brown’

“I know our lyrics are a bit shit, but (the ones for ‘Charlie Brown’) I like them a lot.”

And in the video interview which can be seen below, Martin admitted that Rihanna‘s appearance on ‘Princess Of China’ was his album highlight.

“Because we put the whole thing through as a story and there’s a boy and a girl part, we thought ‘who would we like to play the part of the girl?’ ‘Princess Of China’ was very much a back and forth, a duet.

“Top of our list was Rihanna. Bottom of our list was nobody else. We waited about a year and a half to pluck up the courage to ask her. That’s my favourite bit of the album. It’s the only bit I can bear to listen to because I’m not on it.”

He previously said: “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.”

The collaboration features on the band’s fifth studio album ‘Mylo Xyloto’, which is due for release a week on Monday (October 24).