Coldplay Debuts Happy-Hour-Perfect 'Hymn for the Weekend,' Feat. Beyonce: Listen

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Chris Martin of Coldplay performs on Sept. 18, 2015 in Las Vegas.

Coldplay and Beyonce toast to good times on their new duet "Hymn for the Weekend," which debuted in full Monday (Nov. 30) on Annie Mac's BBC Radio 1 Show. 

Coldplay's Guy Berryman was on hand, praising Bey. "She came in, she did her thing, she's unbelievably professional," he said. "I think she was in and out in five minutes."

Mrs. Carter opens the weekend anthem as she sings the sultry intro: "Drink from me, drink from me/ Oh-ah-oh-ah / Then we'll shoot across the sky / Symphony."

Frontman Chris Martin recently recalled how Coldplay tapped Bey for the collaboration, which will appear on their next studio effort A Head Full of Dreams (due Dec. 4). 

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“I thought I’d like to have a song called 'Drinks on Me' where you sit on the side of a club and buy everyone drinks because you’re so f---ing cool," he told The Wall Street Journal. "I was chuckling about that, when this melody came -- 'drinks on me, drinks on me' -- then the rest of the song came out. I presented it to the rest of the band and they said, 'We love this song, but there’s no way you can sing "drinks on me."' So that changed into 'drink from me' and the idea of having an angelic person in your life. Then that turned into asking Beyonce to sing on it.”

Pair "Hymn for the Weekend" with a round of shots below.


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