“She has so many amazing people writing for her. It’s like trying to win American Idol, getting a song on Rihanna’s album,” Martin said.
He added writing for Rihanna is a “busman’s holiday” — meaning he was meant to be on a break from work and decided to spend that time in the studio writing songs.
The two were spotted grabbing dinner together a few weeks back, but all the wining and dining doesn't impress the Barbadian Queen.
“I don’t think she even asked, I just said, ‘Please can I try something?'” Martin said of going into the studio to write for her. “…Sometimes there’s a break from Coldplay stuff and I love to go and work on other music. It gives you fresh angles and new ideas. Things like that.”
Watch his interview here (starts at 1:43):
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