Q. I was wondering, did Rhianna help Coldplay write Princess of China or was she just selected to sing it as a duet with them? (meaning they wrote the song on their own)
Also, why Rhianna and not someone else such as Alicia Keys?
Q. Dearest Oracle,
I attended the concert on Monday night and it was AMAZING. Truly unforgettable.
I just had one question; I was excited to hear Princess of China and I was curious as to how they would fill the sections sung by Rihanna, but quite frankly I was disappointed that her section was filled by a recording. As much as I love Rihanna I would have liked that those parts be sung by one of the openers as they both featured female artists.
Has Coldplay ever considered involving another female artist in the event Rihanna wasn't present?
Thanks for your time!
Q. Who would Coldplay's choice have been for Princess of China with if it was not Rihanna?
Q. Hi Oracle!
I was wondering what do you feel about the Princess of China video? It seems to be a lot of mixed emotions about it. Personally I can't find the connection between the video and the song's lyrics. Also I've been reading that a lot of people are questioning the fact that there are Ninjas in the video, which are originally from Japan so.. I guess there's no relevance in their appearance. Anyhow, hope you're doing well and I'll wait for a possible answer! Thanks!
Q. So far in the preview of the video Princess of China, only Rhianna is in it... where is Chris and the rest of the band? :(
Q. Hey Oracle, I've just noticed at one of Coldplay last concerts that they played Princess of China with Rihanna in it. I was at Rock Im Park last year and there they played it too but without Rihanna. And I just wanna know why Chris doesn't sing all of the song without Rihanna. The Rock Im Park version sounded really great!! Thank you so much!!
It has recently been rumoured that the official Princess of China music video will be released during the London gig on 2nd June. Can you confirm this?
Q. Dear Oracle,
My wife and I are going to see Coldplay on the 1st of June. First big Stadium gig... very excited. Unfortunately can't get to queue as early as we'd like as our flight doesn't get in till midday :(
But... we both adore Princess of China, will Coldplay ever play it live? Obviously they will need a female vocalist.... I've heard Marina and the Diamonds are supporting...??
The other day I saw a post on Rihanna's Facebook page that said she was on the set of Coldplay's Princess of China video. But I haven't seen anything about it from Coldplay. Are they making one?
Q. Hi dear and lovely Oracle!
Hey I heard Princess of China was the third single from Mylo, and then I looked for information and I found it was released on October 25! Is that true? Is POC a single?
By the way, Mylo Xyloto is fantastic! When will be lyrics on Recordings Section? I need to sing right as loud as I can!
Thanks for your time! Greetings from Mexico!
Q. What is Coldplay deciding to do in regards to a live setting for their duet songs (Lhuna and Princess Of China)? I understand that they are waiting to play Princess of China until Rhianna's voice can be heard on it, but does this mean that they'll only ever play it if Rhianna is on the stage with them? These are two of my favorite Coldplay songs ever, so I am wondering if we (the fans) are going to get to hear either of these songs played live regularly, if at all?
Cheers from Australia!
Q. Are Rihanna's vocals a duet, a solo, or a part similar to Emily Bart-Smith on Rainy Day?
Q. Hey Oracle!
Just heard Paradise. ITS AMAZING!! Love it! But after, I saw news that Rihanna was going to be featured in Princess of China?? I heard the original via YouTube, and I LOVE IT AS IS. Is Rihanna going to be featured?
Thanks! Lots of fangirl love!
Q. Dear Oracle,
Was the Rock am Ring performance the only one that include Princess of China?