Four Tet remixes Coldplay’s ‘Fix You’ – listen

The reworking was commissioned but later shelved by the band

UK producer Four Tet has shared a long-lost remix of Coldplay track ‘Fix You’.

The electronic musician co-hosted a BBC Radio 1 Residency show last night (February 19) with Jon Hopkins, taking the time to premiere the track.

Four Tet – real name Kieran Hebden – revealed that the reworking was originally commissioned but later shelved by the band.

Listen to Four Tet’s remix of ‘Fix You’ at the BBC website, starting at the 25.50 mark.

Meanwhile, Coldplay’s Chris Martin recently revealed that he once asked David Bowie to record vocals for a Coldplay song but was rejected by the singer.

Martin made the revelation during last December’s BBC Music Awards, a ceremony where Bowie was nominated for British Artist Of The Year and Coldplay performed live.

In a video compiling a number of artists praising Bowie, including George Ezra, Take That and Olly Murs, Martin first spoke about his return to music in 2013. “When ‘Where Are We Now?’ came out I was staggered, and also annoyed,” he said. “Like, ‘Come on, it’s not fair.’ He’s already got all these amazing songs and then this instant classic.”

Martin then discussed the time he tried to get Bowie to record vocals for a song he had written. “One time i sent him a song to ask him to sing on it. He called me and said, ‘It’s not one of your best.’ He’s got very high standards and I appreciate that. It inspires the rest of us to keep our standards high.”