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Paramore’s cover of Drake’s “Passionfruit” is good as hell

June 19, 2017

Paramore somehow made a great song even better.

At this point, we’re convinced Hayley Williams could sing the phone book and make it sound good, so obviously girl was going to crush Paramore’s cover of Drake’s “Passionfruit.”

Carried by guitarist Taylor York’s jazzy chord strikes, Williams shows incredible restraint, holding her blowhorn of a voice in check for the mellow summer jam, but don’t think we don’t hear those little runs peppered throughout. And because Paramore don’t do anything half-assed, they even tossed in a little “Hold On, We’re Going Home” melody.

And don’t think we didn’t notice those toes tapping! The cover is just the latest addition to BBC Radio 1’s ongoing Live Lounge covers series, which is often so good it isn’t fair.

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