5 oracle items tagged as duet
February 11, 2015 / submitted by Matt, United States of America
Q.  Dear Extremely and Fantastically Knowledgeable Oracle,

I was doing some searching around on the internet and came across an interview with Chris with Kevin and Bean in which he said that he was working on a track that was originally for someone else but he loved it so much that he was going to ask for it to be a duet. Other than that, he didn't say much about the track.
Is there any truth to this? Or is there any news on the song?
Thanks for taking time to answer (hopefully).

Given that Chris also said, "I can�t talk about it because people will put it on the internet and stuff", I'd be insane to speculate but no, I have no idea.
The recording process is a very private affair. Many of us at Coldplay HQ don't hear a thing during the process. In fact, not usually until it's either finished - or almost. No news and as many of you will know, it doesn't mean the song that Chris spoke of will ever see the light of day. We shall see.

December 2, 2014 / submitted by Allen, Philippines
Q.  Hello Oracle!
Did Chris ever had a duet? Instead of Jay-Z, Kanye West, and Rihanna?

Yes. One particularly overlooked duet was with Ron Sexmith on the lovely Gold In Them Hills. Chris sings the second verse.

Aside from this duet, Chris has also collaborated with quite a few artists contributing to varying degrees with songwriting, playing and singing. Some of his original vocals that were recorded didn't end up on the final cuts. For example, there were different versions of Nelly Furtado's All Good Things that Chris co-wrote and performed on.
Chris also originally sang the backing vocals on The Streets' Dry Your Eyes but due to a label issue, he was totally replaced.

October 13, 2014 / submitted by Christien , United States of America
Q.  During the small Ghost Stories tour, Coldplay had their old keyboard standing in the middle of their sets. Is there a reason they do that? Thanks again.

There's nothing on stage that they don't use - except when the set list is changed last minute. For example, when the band played the Enmore Theatre in Australia, the Reactable etc. were set up but they didn't have time to perform Midnight - in lieu of the Kylie duets - so the equipment wasn't used.

April 9, 2009 / submitted by Mariana, Mexico
Q.  Beloved and praised Oracle...
I have 3 questions that if you answer them, you help me sleep better lol.

Would you tell me what in earth was in their mind naming the band Pectoralz when starting?

Also... do you know if they have considered singing with in a duet with someone that sings in Spanish? and who would that be?

Last... will Coldplay come to Mexico this year?

Enjoy your bizarreness.

The Pectoralz name came from the pectoral chest muscle and is a joke name for a boy band they created. It was never a name consideration for the 'real' band, it was all meant to be in jest.

Technically Chris has duetted with someone that sings in Spanish; Nelly Furtado! Chris wouldn't sing in Spanish himself though as he isn't fluent.

Until we confirm anything on this website I cannot comment on show rumours, sorry!

By the way folks, I'm taking an Easter break and will be back here Tuesday 14th April.

January 30, 2009 / submitted by Amelia, Belgium
Q.  Dearest all seeing, all knowing oracle.
I've been watching Grey's Anatomy, and I've noticed that one of the songs on there, 'In the Sun', is a duet by Chris and Michael Stipe. I was wondering whether it will be released as a single, and if so, where can I get it? I find it a truly enthralling song, and I really hope it has been released.
Thanks for bestowing all of your knowledge on a poor, non-future-seeing soul like moi.

Michael released the In The Sun EP in 2006 for the Hurricane Katrina disaster relief fund.
It included six different cover versions of Joseph Arthur's track In The Sun. Mr. Stipe's venture raised a significant amount for Mercy Corps. Check iTunes as you can buy it there.