Chris Martin Says Rihanna Is the 'Frank Sinatra of Our Generation'
Chris Martin has some nice things to say about Rihanna. According to the Coldplay frontman, his partner on the band's 2011 single "Princess of China" "is the Frank Sinatra of our generation."
It may sound a bit strange, considering their different genders and genres, but Martin offered a good explanation when speaking with The Guardian for an extensive interview.
Bob Dylan or me or whoever, some people say, 'Oh, I hate that voice', so there's a thing about people's frequency responses -- what they are pleased by. Rihanna has this thick tone, so it's very hard to annoy anybody."
Martin went on to compare Rihanna's voice to a "beautifully squeezed tube of toothpaste," which is a bit of an odd analogy but one we can all surely relate to on some level.
Drake is pretty similar," he went on. "But Rihanna's voice is just delicious for your ear. Sinatra had the same thing; anything he sang sounded pleasing to most people."