The upcoming Coldplay album already had a number of A-list guests — including Beyoncé, Blue Ivy, and Gwenyth Paltrow (conscious uncoupling aside) — but Chris Martin just announced one that puts the rest to shame: President Barack Obama.
Martin told The Sun that Obama will be featured on the title track of A Head Full Of Dreams. He didn’t head into the studio, though — instead, the album will feature a snippet of his brief “Amazing Grace” performance, which took place during his eulogy for Reverend Clementa C. Pickney, one of the victims of the Charleston church shooting, earlier this year.
“We have a tiny clip of the president singing ‘Amazing Grace’ at that church,” says Martin. “Because of the historical significance of what he did and also that song being about, ‘I’m lost but now I’m found’.” The White House reportedly granted Coldplay permission to use the clip — after all, he did have Coldplay on his presidential Spotify playlist.
The Pope is putting out an album — who’s to say Obama won’t be the next head of state to give the music biz a try?