Chris Martin cribs the US President singing at a funeral for Charleston shooting victim
Coldplay frontman Chris Martin has revealed US President Barack Obama will feature on their forthcoming new album.
The White House apparently granted the recording which comes from Obama singing at the funeral of Charleston shooting victim Clementa C. Pinckney earlier this year. The vocal will be used on the record’s title track ‘A Head Full Of Dreams’.
Martin told The Sun: “We have a tiny clip of the president singing ‘Amazing Grace’ at that church. Because of the historical significance of what he did and also that song being about, ‘I’m lost but now I’m found’.”
The band recently performed two new songs at a gig in Los Angeles on Saturday night (November 21).
The four-piece headlined the Belasco Theatre in a gig which was live streamed via streaming service Tidal. Coldplay had been due to play the gig last Friday (November 13) but pulled out following the violent attacks in Paris that same night.
Giving fans a preview of their new album they performed both ‘Up&Up’ & album title track ‘A Head Full Of Dreams’ at the Belasco. Introducing ‘Up&Up, frontman Chris Martin said: “This is kind of the song we’ve been waiting to write for 15 years.”
Coldplay are also embarking on a UK stadium tour next year.
They will play:
Manchester Etihad Stadium (June 4)
Glasgow Hampden Park (June 7)
Wembley Stadium (June 16,18)