Gwyneth, Chris Collaborate on Coldplay Song

She provides backing vocals for a song that's about her
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 30, 2015 12:36 PM CST

(Newser) – Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin continue to not really seem all that divorced, most recently by collaborating on a song that appears on the new Coldplay album. Paltrow contributes vocals on "Everglow," a song the Wall Street Journal says is "about a relationship’s enduring spark," and the track debuted last week on Zane Lowe's radio show, Vanity Fair reports. Listen to it here—featuring lines, apparently about Paltrow, like "Well they say people come / Say people go / This particular diamond / Is extra special / And though you might be gone / And the world may not know / Still I see you're celestial."

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"To me, it’s about—whether it’s a loved one or a situation or a friend or a relationship that’s finished, or someone’s passed away—I was really thinking about, after you’ve been through the sadness of something, you also get this everglow," Martin has said of the song, per Just Jared. It's not the first song inspired by Paltrow post-breakup: Martin said last year that he also wrote Coldplay's "Magic" about her, ContactMusic reported at the time. He apparently likes comparing her to precious gems, because that song includes the lines, "Call it magic / Cut me into two / And with all your magic / I disappear from view / And I can’t get over / Can’t get over you / Still I call it magic / It’s such a precious jewel." (Click to read about what we've learned about other celebrity couples based on song lyrics.)

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