Sara Bareilles is no newcomer to covers. The Grammy-nominated chanteuse got her start in the UCLA acappella group Awaken, and later covered her own ballad “Gravity,” which she wrote for the group, on her debut album Careful Confessions. Late last year Bareilles brilliantly reinvented Beyoncé‘s raucous “Single Ladies (Put a Ring On It)” for Billboard.com’s Mashup Mondays series, giving a jazzy, coffee-house spin to the iconic R&B sizzler.
Now the 30-year old singer has released a gorgeous live piano-and-vocal cover of Coldplay‘s mellow “Yellow,” placing the British band’s slow-burning 2004 single on simmer without sacrificing any heat. After a spate of new renditions of the Grammy-winning “Viva la Vida” last year*, it’s a treat to see a new take on one of Chris Martin (aka Mr. Gwyneth Paltrow)’s most beautiful tunes of yore.
Sara Bareilles – Yellow (Coldplay cover)
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