Well, this is rather lovely.
Before playing a sold-out show in London’s famous Royal Albert Hall tonight, Paramore stopped by the BBC Radio 1 studio to perform a few songs in the Live Lounge.
Hayley Williams put her incredible vocal skills on full display as she belted out the band’s single “Hard Times” before they slowed things down with a breezy cover of Drake’s tropical hit “Passionfruit”.
Williams’ emotive vocal performance and the live instrumentation intensify the intimacy of the song, and while it’s a very faithful cover the slight differences transform it from the radio hit we know into something more in the vein of The xx.
Watch the brilliant performances below.