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18-10-2011, 05:23 AM
Does anyone else feel like this song has way more Rihanna then Coldplay in it? It's a good song, I just wish that you could tell that it is coldplay featuring Rihanna, not the other way around.
18-10-2011, 05:32 AM
Doesn't make a difference to me. I'm fine with Rihanna's part, I just wish that Chris's voice was mixed higher on parts where they both sing.
18-10-2011, 05:38 AM
Yah, I agree.
18-10-2011, 05:56 AM
I feel like Rihanna gets preference in the mixing, thinking back to Haiti Mon Amour with Jay-Z, Bono and The Edge for the choruses Rihanna was overpowering Bono a lot in the mix, idk... I like the song a lot, way more than I thought I would
Nope. Sounds like Coldplay wrote the song, they just experimented with genre etc so it doesn't sound typical Coldplay (if there is such a thing at all).
I admire that they do this kind of stuff. I know a lot of people won't get it and will think it sounds like sh*t, but I am also sure some will totally get it and love the song.
18-10-2011, 03:57 PM
I will say this about PoC. As much as I hate Rihanna and don't like her music at all, I think they made her sound less like herself than ever. It's very hard to tell it's Rihanna. But still.....the song's majority is her singing. I don't like it. It would've been okay as a B-side.
18-10-2011, 10:02 PM
the symmetry of his voices sounds are the same. Rihanna Feat Coldplay not
Coldplay & Rihanna - Princess of China - YouTube
yes is Chris who wrote the song to Rihanna
Coldplay's Chris Martin on 'Princess of China' guest Rihanna: 'She's a much, much better singer than me'
There is still a week to go before the release of Coldplay’s fifth album, Mylo Xyloto, and earlier today the tune that will undoubtedly be the disc’s most talked-about made its way onto the Internet — though the band’s label, EMI, is consistently pulling the song down where they find it.
Back when the track listing was first announced, “Princess of China” immediately stood out, mostly because it contained the note “featuring Rihanna” right after it.
It isn’t the first time a voice that isn’t Martin’s has shown up on a Coldplay song (remember that version of “Lost!” that captured one of Jay-Z’s best freestyles over the piano solo?), but “Princess of China” is a pretty powerful departure for the band, as it not only invites RiRi along for the ride but also locks into something like an R&B groove (or at least the British swoop-rock interpretation of an R&B groove).
“She’s one of the top five singers in the world,” Martin told EW during a recent conversation about the new album (the results of which you can read in the current issue, on newsstands now). “While we were working on it, I was thinking, ‘I wish Rihanna was singing this.’ That was around the time of Rated R, when she was singing dark stuff like ‘Russian Roulette.’ I got nervous to ask [drummer] Will [Champion], because I knew he would say, ‘Well, we don’t really have guests on the records,’ but then I asked him and it was accepted as an idea. But the song itself was always asking for her. The process of getting her to sing on it took ages, but in my head I would have been very disappointed if anyone else had done it.”
Martin said that once the decision was made and the logistics worked out, the process of working with Rihanna was exceptionally smooth. “It was very organic,” he explained. “I played her the song on the piano, and then she said ‘OK, leave it to me.’ And then the next thing you know, you’ve got a f—ing beautiful Rihanna record. She’s amazing. And by the way, she could sing the menu and it would sound amazing. Believe me, I thought about doing that — just replacing the rest of our album with her singing the menu. ‘Two ninety-nine!’”
Still, fans of “Princess of China” may have to wait for a special occasion to see it performed live. While the band was test-driving the songs from Mylo Xyloto on the road in the spring and summer, they ran into a bit of a roadblock when it came to that song. “I gave it one go, in Germany,” Martin said. “I couldn’t get away with it, so we had to stop playing it. She’s a much, much better singer than me.”
Hungry for more Coldplay? They’ll be playing The Colbert Report this Thursday. Much like their appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live! a few weeks ago, the band will be giving a new song from Mylo Xyloto its television premiere.
it's like his songs mixed :thinking:
COLPLAY VS RIHANNA VIVA LA DISTURBIA - YouTube
and princess of china
coldplay rihanna strawberry umbrella - YouTube
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