‘Princess of China’ is the latest single from Coldplay’s new album Mylo Xyloto. This song is an exciting addition to the album because it features a vocal appearance from Rihanna, but unfortunately that’s where the excitement stops.
Having had this song on a CD in my car for a few weeks it’s a track I always skip past. Dull would probably be the best word to describe it. Rihanna’s vocals do sound good, don’t get me wrong, but there’s just too little of her on the track! The song plays through as a melodic instrumental with occasional bits of singing from Chris Martin, which hardly improves the overall dreary feel.
3/10. ‘Princess of China’ is released on June 4th.