James Bay Covers Coldplay and Beyoncé's 'Hymn for the Weekend' for BBC's Live Lounge
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.”)