2011Released
3:59

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Interesting facts and trivia about Princess of China. By Songfacts®.

This song features a string loop and a Hip-Hop arrangement, making it one of the band's less Coldplayesque tunes. Maybe frontman Chris Martin was influenced by his pal Jay-Z with whom he worked on the Prospekt's March track, "Lost+?"

Lyrically this song finds Martin writing from a female point of view. He told NME: "I found that with Viva La Vida, I enjoyed writing from someone else's perspective to actually get out what I was feeling. That song is from a girl's perspective. I wonder what that says about me?"

The song features Rihanna duetting with Chris Martin. The Coldplay frontman admitted to The Sun that it took him a while to finally muster up the nerve to ask the Bajan superstar to contribute some vocals. "The album is designed as a whole piece. It has boy and girl lead characters and top of our list for the girl part was Rihanna ... but it took a while to pluck up the courage to ask her," he said. "We did a show in Las Vegas and I met her and said, 'Do you think there's any chance?' I was very Hugh Grant-like and spluttering about it."

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Song Analysis

Key, BPM (tempo) and time signature of Princess of China.
AKey
MinorMode
4/4Time Signature
85BPM

Album

The album Princess of China is released on.

Released By

The record label that has released Princess of China.
Parlophone UK
© 2011 Parlophone Records Ltd, a Warner Music Group Company
℗ 2011 Parlophone Records Ltd, a Warner Music Group Company

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