Martin sounds as good as ever, Rihanna sounds fantastic (especially on the chorus; SO good), their vocals really complement each other surprisingly well. The beat/arrangement is great (very delicate & staccato at points, I like it), it sounds like a logical step to make after Viva. Nothing bad about this one. If Coldplay can naturally work in a Rihanna guest spot, they can do anything. Stoked for the album.
No matter the genre, anytime I hear a song and they burst into some sort of "whoooOOooaa whoooooAoooA" type shit, I immediately turn it off. Does anyone else find this to be extremely lazy in terms of songwriting?