Obama’s ‘Amazing Grace’ Rendition Sampled On New Coldplay Album

23 Nov 2015 | Author: | No comments yet »

Coldplay new album: Barack Obama to sing ‘Amazing Grace’ on A Head Full of Dreams.

The sample is of Obama singing “Amazing Grace” at the funeral of Clementa C. After an intimate, introspective 2014 collection Ghost Stories, Coldplay is back next month with their seventh album, Head Full of Dreams, out December 4. “With what’s going on in the world, I feel very grateful to be alive and in a band with my best friends,” frontman Chris Martin tells EW of the set, which was produced with Norwegian pop production duo Stargate. Because of the historical significance of what he did” and the song “being about, ‘I’m lost but now I’m found,’” the band’s lead singer, Chris Martin, told The Sun.

Martin has already revealed that Beyonce, Noel Gallagher and his ex-wife, actress Gwyneth Paltrow, will all appear on Coldplay’s seventh studio record, which he describes as a “hippie album about love and acceptance and embracing what happens to you.” There’s a duet with ex-wife Gwyneth Paltrow, spots from their children Apple and Moses, and vocals from Beyoncé and her daughter Blue Ivy. “She’s all goodness,” Martin says of working with Beyoncé who joins Martin for a track called “Hymn for the Weekend.” “This album is about celebrating and this angel figure kept popping up and I was thinking, ‘Gosh, Beyoncé would be perfect, but she’d never do it.’ One day, we were talking and I was trying to drop the hint, but I didn’t want to be imprudent. The president wove in references to “Amazing Grace” throughout his eulogy, which was actually held at city’s TD Arena — not the church where the shooting took place. Then I wondered if it would ever work bringing these two worlds together: Coldplay and these guys who make pop music.” That unlikely pairing has resulted in some of their most uplifting music in years.

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