Australia-born and LA-based singer-songwriter Sam Sparro gets credited because the song samples his 2008 hit "Black and Gold
." The sample is apt in two respects:
1. Coldplay recorded the song for Music of the Spheres
, a space-themed concept album based around an imaginary solar system. "Black and Gold" came from Sparro looking up to the stars and seeing himself as a minuscule part of this infinite universe.
2. Sam Sparro is openly gay.