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Coldplay manager thanks India, plans to get band back here

Coldplay manager Phil Harvey thanked India, particularly Worli locality in Mumbai where the video was shot, for making their latest single Hymn for the Weekend, the top song on iTunes India.

music Updated: Feb 02, 2016 19:09 IST
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Coldplay performing in Mumbai for their new music video.(ColplayAtlas/Twitter)

Coldplay’s latest single Hymn for the Weekend, featuring lead singer Chris Martin, international pop icon Beyonce Knowles and Bollywood actor Sonam Kapoor, has become the No.1 on iTunes India. The British rock band’s manager has thanked their Indian fans for making it possible. He added that he’s on a mission “to bring Coldplay back to India soon”.

The song’s video showcased myriad hues of Indian culture with both Sonam Kapoor and international Beyonce featuring wearing creations by Indian designers.

Expressing joy at the iTunes feat, Coldplay manager Phil Harvey took to Twitter to thank India and the residents of Worli locality in the city.

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In a series of posts, Harvey tweeted: “I see ‘Hymn for the weekend’ is at No.1 on iTunes India - unbelievable! Thank you to the people of India for making us feel so welcome... and especially the residents of Worli Village, Mumbai for making our video possible. We had so much fun.

“Thank you Beyonce and Sonam Kapoor for gracing the video with your angelic beauty. My new mission: bring Coldplay back to India asap. PH.”

Watch the video Hymn for the Weekend here:

Hymn for the Weekend is a track from Coldplay’s latest album A Head Full of Dreams and it shows Chris Martin experiencing the diverse culture of India in many forms. He is even seen getting drenched in colours during the Holi festival, visiting old film theatres and meeting sadhus (holy men).

On the other hand, Beyoncé features as a regal goddess in a Bollywood film in the track, while Sonam features in a brief yet noticeable appearance.

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Martin says that when the band was making the song, the concept was about “an angel someone coming into your life and making you feel great”.

“Then I asked the rest of the band if we could ask Beyoncé if she would make it and they all said okay. Then it took quite a while to take up the courage. I just asked her we have this song about an angel and then she said ‘Ya’, and I said ‘Great’! She came around and did it,” Martin said in a statement.

First Published: Feb 02, 2016 19:09 IST