Willie Nelson Covers Coldplay’s “The Scientist”

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The Red Headed Stranger finds unexpected beauty in that song by Apple’s dad.

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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