Coldplay welcomed British singer Lianne La Havas onstage in Copenhagen Wednesday for a stunning, understated cover of Prince’s “Sometimes It Snows in April.”
The performance featured just La Havas and Coldplay frontman Chris Martin, with the former plucking out the tender ballad’s simple, stirring guitar part. Between the stripped-down arrangement and split vocal duties, Martin and La Havas imbued “Sometimes It Snows in April” with an extra bit of space and emotional power, which peaked beautifully when the pair came together to sing the song’s heartwrenching final line.
“Sometimes It Snows in April,” originally appearing on Prince’s 1986 album Parade, has become a touchstone song for both fans and musicians since Prince’s death in April. The song recently received a bump on several international charts, while Gotye has covered it and D’Angelo notably performed it on The Tonight Show with Maya Rudolph and Gretchen Lieberum.