New Coldplay Album To Feature President Obama
24 November 2015, 06:11
The US President's rendition of Amazing Grace will be sampled on their A Head Full Of Dreams Album.
Barack Obama is set to feature on Coldplay's new album. The President of the United States has allowed the British band to sample a recording of the gospel song, Amazing Grace, on their A Head Full Of Dreams Album.
Chris Martin told The Sun: "We have a tiny clip of the President singing Amazing Grace at that church. Because of the historical significance of what he did and also that that song being about, ‘I’m lost but now I’m found’.”
The American President sang the song in June for a victim of the Charleston church shooting earlier this year.
Coldplay had to ask permission from both the White House and the Charleston church, but it seems it may have been a no-brainer for the President, who's said to be a big fan.
The star revealed: “I met Barack Obama in the summer and one thing he said to me was, ‘Oh I have your songs on my iPod,” but I just thought, ‘Oh I bet he says that to every pop star he meets.’
“I can’t get my head around the notion that the President of the USA would have any of my songs on his playlist. It is just too surreal.”
Coldplay also announced the first dates of their world tour last Friday (20 November).
The Adventure Of A Lifetime stars will be touring their new album and hitting London's Wembley Stadium, Manchester's Etihad Stadium and Glasgow's Hampden Park.