- Coldplay's Chris Martin Covers Paul Simon's “Graceland” on BBC Radio 1's Live Lounge
- Coldplay's Chris Martin covered Paul Simon's "Graceland" on BBC Radio 1's Live Lounge, where he also performed "Hymn For The Weekend".
Chris Martin said, "I was trying to get the attention of another 10-year-old girl. There was no texting in those days, but she was doing the Eighties equivalent of not texting me back and I remember this song playing and thinking 'at least the music is awesome.'"
"Graceland" was released in 1986 by Paul Simon, the song featured The Everly Brothers and won the 1988 Grammy Award for Record of the Year. The track is the title song of his seventh studio album "Graceland".
"Hymn For The Weekend" is the second single from their seventh studio album "A Head Full of Dreams", which was released in 2015. The track featured American singer Beyoncé as guest vocals, but it was uncredited.
Recently, Coldplay performed "Houston" at their concert of Miami and dedicated to hurricane victims. Meanwhile, Paul Simon and his wife Edie Brickell donated $1 million to help the small towns in the Houston area that were devastated by the storm and its historic flooding.
- source : Rolling Stone