Willie Nelson, “The Scientist”

Willie Nelson Covers Coldplay’s “The Scientist”

It’s admittedly something of an indictment of the way today’s music industry operates that this song came about because Chipotle commissioned a two-minute stop-motion short film about the evils of industrial farming, but leaving that aside for the moment, this is surprisingly wonderful. In fact, we wouldn’t mind hearing Willie do an entire album of Coldplay covers that strip back the antiseptic bombast of the originals and leave only their plaintive melancholy. How about you?

(Stream it below, and then buy the single here. It’s for charity.)

Willie Nelson-The Scientist by MMMusic

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  • http://www.chimesfreedom.com Chimesfreedom-Pophistory

    It may be an indictment of the music industry, but it is pretty cool that such a great recording is also part of an attempt to cut back factory farming.  Kudos to Chipolte for showing a little heart and for having excellent taste in music.  I also would like to see a whole Coldplay album by Willie.

  • Tim

    It goes with this: http://youtu.be/aMfSGt6rHos

  • http://www.popdose.com jefito

    Excellent. Thanks for the link.

  • http://www.popdose.com jefito

    Excellent. Thanks for the link.

  • http://www.popdose.com jefito

    Excellent. Thanks for the link.

  • http://mostlymodernmedia.wordpress.com Beau

    But isn’t The Scientist pretty much stripped of bombast already?

  • http://mostlymodernmedia.wordpress.com Beau

    But isn’t The Scientist pretty much stripped of bombast already?

  • Retard

    An entire album of Coldplay covers? No Thanks 

  • Tflem1

    The old guy has soul.