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Coldplay releases 'Everglow' featuring Gwyneth Paltrow

Chris Martin's ex-wife lends her pipes for the backing vocals of the new song

By Andrea Tim | Published: 27 Nov 2015

Coldplay's Everglow
Photo: coldplay/Instagram

Everglow is the second song to be released from Coldplay's upcoming album A Head Full of Dreams and Gwyneth Paltrow, frontman Chris Martin's ex-wife, provides the backup vocals in it.

Gwyneth isn't the only one who is featured in the album. Their children Apple and Moses as well as US President Barack Obama, Beyoncé, Blue Ivy Carter, Annabelle Wallis, Noel Gallagher and Tove Lo make up a pretty cool guest list.

The full song was premiered on Zane Lowe's Beats 1 radio show yesterday, where Chris told the DJ about the origins of the song.

"I was in the ocean one day with this surfer guy, who spoke just like you'd imagine a surfer guy to speak," Chris said. "He was like, 'Yo dude, I was doing this thing the other day man, it gave me this total everglow!' I was like, 'What an amazing word!' Then the song came completely out."

The meaning of Everglow is even deeper.

"To me, it's about – whether it's a loved one or a situation or a friend or a relationship that's finished, or someone's passed away," the singer added. "I was thinking about, after you've been through the sadness of something, you also get this everglow. That's what it's about."

We've got chills, you guys! Listen to it here and remember to catch Coldplay's music video for Adventure of a Lifetime later today.

Related: Coldplay releases snippets of new songs from 'A Head Full of Dreams'


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