Back in September, Coldplay left music listeners puzzled when they announced Rihanna would be appear on the group’s upcoming Mylo Xyloto album. The song, “Princess of China” allowed the band to expand their sound sonically while also pushing musical boundaries. Here’s the final result of the pairing off Coldplay’s LP due October 24. Frontman Chris Martin explains the collaboration below.

“Well, her bit on our record is my favorite bit … when the song came out, it sort of asked for her to be on it. And I think at this point, we have nothing to lose, and so we’ve been trying some new things and trying to break down the perceived boundaries between different types of music. Because from where we’re sitting, it seems like you can try and sound any way you like nowadays. You don’t have to be in a rock box or a hip-hop box or a pop box, and I think it’s fun when you embrace that idea.”

New Music: Coldplay Feat. Rihanna – “Princess of China”

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