Pop star Lizzo has a new song called “Coldplay” on her upcoming album, Special, and Chris Martin is a fan.
Martin made a surprise call to Lizzo during her interview with Apple Music 1 to talk about the song, which samples the Coldplay classic “Yellow.”
“Thank you for giving me the blessing to sample you and to name the song after your band,” Lizzo says in a clip from the conversation, which premiered via RollingStone.com.
In explaining how the “Coldplay” song came about, Lizzo shares a story about singing “Yellow” during an intimate moment with another person.
“If someone had told me 22 years ago, ‘You know, one day Lizzo’s gonna make out to this song,’ I’d be like, ‘OK, great!'” Martin laughs. “It’s become Lizzo’s hookup song, and that’s good.”
Special will be released this Friday, July 15.
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