Watch James Bay Cover 'Hymn for the Weekend,' With Coldplay's Stamp of Approval

James Bay at BBC Radio 1
Courtesy of BBC Radio 1

James Bay covers Coldplay's "Hymn For The Weekend" in the Live Lounge at BBC Radio 1.

British singer/songwriter James Bay performed "Hymn for the Weekend" in the BBC Radio 1 Live Lounge, and the cover is officially Coldplay-approved.

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Bay took on the British pop-rock band’s Beyoncé collaboration while wearing a Queen Bey T-shirt and his signature hat. The haunting take on the single even caught the attention of Coldplay themselves, who called it a "beautiful cover" on Twitter.

Watch for yourself below:

Bay also performed his own single “Craving” from his 2015 debut studio album, Chaos and the Calm. The project was nominated for best rock album at the 2016 Grammys.

Bay is currently performing overseas, with his next concert set for Portugal on Friday night. Bay will return to the States for his fall tour, kicking off Sept. 19 in Orlando, Florida. 


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