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Coldplay cover PinkPantheress’ ‘Just For Me’ in BBC Live Lounge

Chris Martin said PinkPantheress is "so great and talented and wonderful"

By Jen Thomas

Coldplay performing live
Coldplay covered PinkPantheress for BBC Radio 1's Live Lounge (pic credit: YouTube BBC Radio 1)

After teaming up with K-Pop icons BTS, Coldplay have surprised fans again with a cover of the PinkPatheress song ‘Just For Me’ for Radio 1’s Live Lounge.

They gave the song their own ethereal twist, and frontman Chris Martin was full of praise for the up-and-coming singer.

Watch their version of ‘Just For Me’ below:

The song appeared on PinkPantheress‘ debut mixtape that came out earlier this month, called ‘To Hell With It’.

When asked how they settled on the surprising song choice for their cover, Chris Martin explained:  “I was finding out about PinkPantheress and she’s so great and talented and wonderful.”

The EP received widespread critical acclaim on release, and she regularly shares demos of new songs on TikTok to test their reception.

She started uploading clips of a song to TikTok back in December, and aimed to carry on until “someone noticed.”

A 20-year-old music student, she recently told The Guardian: “I am just an internet kid at the end of the day – always have been and always will be.”

She also said that away from TikTok she’s not the most confident: “I’m a really nervous performer now, but I remember not caring about who was watching and how many people.”

“I left the stage thinking I killed it, even though I was super off-key. I was too young to be nervous. Hopefully, I’ll get back to that point.”

Coldplay have already sold more than a million tickets for their next tour.

The 2022 run of dates includes a huge six nights at Wembley Stadium, and the band made headlines when they announced it would focus on environmental sustainability.

Colplay said the ‘Music Of The Spheres’ tour would feature measures including cutting direct emissions by 50 per cent.

They announced the concerts would use 100 per cent renewable energy and would have solar installations at every venue.

PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) went on to urge the band to only serve vegan food at the concerts to push the carbon footprint down further.