Chris Martin has recorded a new song with Nelly Furtado – after getting over his fear of super-producer Timbaland.
The Coldplay frontman, who is rumoured to be taking a break from the multi-million selling band, hooked up with the I’m Like A Bird warbler after she revealed she was working on her new album with the Missy Elliott knob-twiddler.
But Furtado [pictured] reveals Martin was initially too intimidated at the start of their recording session to play a note.
She tells Rolling Stone magazine, “I was telling Chris what I was up to, and he's like 'I love Timbaland. Can I come by?' But Timbaland's like a big dude and Chris was scared to sit down at the keyboard. I'm like, 'Chris, sit down. Let's make some music.' I'm always the instigator."