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Coldplay – “Miracles (Someone Special)” ft. Big Sean

INGLEWOOD, CA - MARCH 05: Singer-songwriter Chris Martin of Coldplay performs onstage at the 2017 iHeartRadio Music Awards which broadcast live on Turner's TBS, TNT, and truTV at The Forum on March 5, 2017 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Rich Polk/Getty Images for iHeartMedia)

You can’t make this stuff up, folks: Our man Chris Martin and the Coldplay team actually recruited one of hip-hop’s premier cornballs, Big Sean, to rap on a song on their new EP, “Miracles.” The play has served up a mellow house-adjacent beat that could easily be cribbed from a Drake or the Weeknd album and layered a Nile Rodgers guitar line over it to remind us that a rock band is playing this. It’s only on the chorus that they dial in the soaring, Sting-in-the-EDM-era vibes they tend to default to these days. “Get a degree, good job, 401(k),” Sean babbles, debating the trajectories we all take in life as well as his own (“I could be the new Ali / Of music, prolly”). Wow, what a team! The befuddling thing is: somehow it kind of goes. Listen below.