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Paramore covered Drake’s ‘Passionfruit’—and it’s sublime

The reformed pop-punks sound right at home tackling the rapper's tropical house hit.

 

Bryan Rolli

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Published Jun 19, 2017   Updated May 23, 2021, 2:36 am CDT

Paramore visited BBC Radio 1 for an interview and Live Lounge performance on Monday, putting a clever spin on Drake’s “Passionfruit” in the process.

The reformed pop-punks, who are on the British leg of their world tour in support of new album After Laughter, sound right at home tackling the rapper’s More Life hit. The song’s tropical house vibe matches the band’s newfound pop-rock sound and pastel aesthetic to a tee.

As far as BBC Radio 1 covers go, it’s about on par with Panic! at the Disco’s soulful interpretation of the Weeknd’s “Starboy,” and light years ahead of Fall Out Boy’s painful “Uptown Funk” cover.

H/T Alternative Press

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*First Published: Jun 19, 2017, 3:31 pm CDT