British band Coldplay has released a new album titled Everyday Life and it features the late qawwal Amjad Sabri.

In an interview with Entercom, the band’s lead singer Chris Martin while talking about the second song in the album Church — released as a single — shared the inspiration behind it sharing that the band have incorporated samples from Sabri’s hit track Jaga Ji Laganay into it.

“There’s two cool other singers on that one. There’s this guy who was a Pakistani singer, called Amjad Sabri. He was sadly murdered by people who didn’t like what he stood for. Then there’s a friend of ours called Norah who is a guy from Jerusalem.”



Martin described Church as a love song that “fell through the sky,” referring to how the band received inspiration to make a song they think is great.

Whether Coldplay obtained permission from Sabri’s family to use the track is not known as of yet.

Meanwhile, Everyday Life has already made it to the top of the Official Album Charts.

Listen to the song here: