Wednesday July 27th, 2011 15:58

New Cover: Robyn


During a flying visit to London station BBC Radio 1 earlier this week, Swedish ‘Every Heartbeat’ singer Robyn proved her perpetual pop brilliance with a cover of recent Coldplay single ‘Every Teardrop Is A Waterfall’.

Originally a bit of a damp soft-rock squib from the Coldplay clan (some have said), Robyn’s live band throw in an insistent beat and glittering synth sparks for their well-rehearsed studio rendition. Alongside Robyn’s lynchpin lead vocal, these tweaks transform the track into a thumping floor-filler, making more of the dance-pop vein that runs through Chris Martin et al’s more restrained version. Listen to Robyn’s performance below.

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