Robyn Turns Coldplay Cover Into Disco Party

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Robyn / Coldplay's Chris Martin (Photo: Kyle Dean Reinford, Robyn; Shirlaine Forrest/WireImage, Martin)
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Kevin O'Donnell

Robyn is a pro at offering gorgeous ballad versions of her own club-wrecking songs like "Dancing on My Own" and "Indestructible." But how does she fare when she takes on another band's tunes? The Swedish pop star dropped by BBC Radio 1 Live Lounge and offered a take on Coldplay's new single "Every Tear Drop Is a Waterfall." Hear it here.

Chris Martin and Co.'s original is a soaring, arena-ready fist-pumper, but Robyn brings it all back to the dance floor: her band lays out a tight, blippy groove, which allows Robyn's aching soprano to shine through. It morphs into a nice club-ready jam towards the end - dig those double-time drums.

Hear It: Robyn, "Every Teardrop Is a Waterfall"

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