First Listen! Rihanna’s A “Princess” in Her Collab with Coldplay

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So we don’t fully understand what the song’s really about — probs just need to give it a few more listens — but we’re kinda digging the sound from Coldplay‘s “Princess of China.” But that’s in large part due to the fact that Rihanna‘s the female vocalist on the track. And that girl never goes wrong when it comes to her music (well, almost never).

So why’d Coldplay choose RiRi?

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According to frontman Chris Martin:

“[On] top of our list for the girl part was Rihanna. She has such an amazing voice and it’s so different to mine. When the vocal happened I thought, ‘Wow, you sound different.’ But I think that’s also because she was singing a different song to what we are used to hearing from her.”

Listen to “Princess of China” below!

Are you a fan of Rihanna’s new sound? Or do you think she should stick to R&B? Go ahead — spill your thoughts!