Coldplay was the musical guest on Tuesday’s Late Show With Stephen Colbert and singer Chris Martin kindly lent his songwriting talents to the late-night show’s opening theme song.
“The tune is great, but I just feel like this needs words, needs lyrics, so I’ve been working on some right here,” Martin told Colbert backstage of the Jon Batiste and Stay Human’s Late Show theme. The singer’s lyrical contribution: “Doo-bee-shoo-bee-doo-bee-doo-bee-shoo-bee-doo-doo.”
“You’re a [bleeping] genius,” Colbert exclaimed. Martin then joined Batiste and Stay Human onstage during the opening credits to help them perform his latest composition.
Later in the program, Coldplay brought a pair of A Head Full of Dreams tracks. During the show itself, the band busted out “Hymn for the Weekend,” their Beyoncé-featuring track that was unfortunately sans the Lemonade singer this time around. Coldplay transformed the Ed Sullivan Theatre into a living kaleidoscope for the performance. As they do.
Following the broadcasted “Hymn for the Weekend,” Coldplay stuck around to film a web exclusive performance, this time for their latest A Head Full of Dreams single “Up&Up.”