Coldplay’s Chris Martin Covers Paul Simon’s ‘Graceland’

By Annie Reuter

During a visit to BBC Radio 1’s Live Lounge on Monday (September 4), Chris Martin performed a cover of Paul Simon’s classic “Graceland.”

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Standing at the microphone with an acoustic guitar in hand, Martin’s vocals bear a striking similarity to that of Simon’s 1986 original. The Coldplay frontman was accompanied by a group of backup singers as well as a horn section.

Watch Martin’s cover below and enjoy the original below.

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