The Coldplay star pens a tune for R&B sensation Jamelia...

CHRIS MARTIN is branching out as a songwriter-for-hire and has written a single for R&B star JAMELIA.

‘See It In A Boy’s Eyes’ was written by Chris especially for Jamelia. He provides backing vocals and piano on the song, which was recorded in London at the end of last year.

Jamelia told NME.COM: “Chris Martin is a really inspiring person to work with. I absolutely loved every minute of being in the studio with him. It feels like we’ve created a new genre of music where we both stay true to what we do. I loved the fact that he brought out something completely different in me.

“His vocals on the track are really haunting. It’s amazing that he could write lyrics from a woman’s point of view and articulate feelings from a totally different perspective. I have always been a fan of Coldplay, and am even more of a fan now.”

Jamelia’s next single will be ‘Thank You’, released on February 23.