James Bay Covers Coldplay and Beyoncé's 'Hymn for the Weekend' for BBC's Live Lounge
The band called Bay's rendition a "beautiful" cover
Known for his hits “Hold Back the River” and “Let It Go,” Bay, 25, put his raspy signature vocals on display, putting a broody spin on the party-starter.
As for the Chris Martin-fronted band’s reaction? Nothing but love.
“Beautiful cover of Hymn from the incredible @JamesBayMusic,” the pop-rock quartet’s official Twitter account posted alongside a clip of the performance. (Naturally, Bay thanked the crew, replying, “Cheers guys xx.”)