Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Coldplay Covers Rihanna’s ‘We Found Love’


comp4 Coldplay Covers Rihanna’s We Found Love
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Though it's not an official single, Rihanna and Coldplay's duet "Princess Of China" off the band's Mylo Xyloto disc is already No. 4 on iTunes -- BALLER STATUS. So Coldplay decided to say a quick "Thanks" to their girl Ri by covering her latest smash "We Found Love" during their stop at BBC's Radio 1 Live Lounge.

As you might expect, Coldplay completely reworked Rihanna's Calvin Harris-produced club jam and turned it into a soft, uptempo ballad. Led by a piano melody, Chris's voice puts a new spin on the dance-pop track: "Yellow diamonds in the light/Now we're standing side by side/As your shadow crosses mine/What it takes to feel alive/It's the way I’m feeling, I just can't describe/It's the way I'm feeling now." Chris throws in a few of his signature falsetto notes too, just in case anyone didn't think this cover was emo enough.

I know we're supposed to focus on the music and all, but can we just take a second to imagine Chris Martin as the leading man in the vid? Going on a drug-fueled binge with Rihanna and trying to win her affection by pulling off some dope moves at the skate park?! He's such a good little British boy! He would never! Also, original video stud Dudley O'Shaughnessy (A.K.A. the BOXER who punches things) and wifey Gwyneth Paltrow might have something to say about that.

+ Listen to Coldplay's cover of Rihanna's "We Found Love."

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