Shane Harper Takes on Coldplay’s ‘Paradise’ in New Cover Video
Shane Harper already let us in on the fact that he's a huge Coldplay fan, but the budding singer-songwriter is taking his love for the band one step further. In this exclusive video, fans of the 18-year-old actor/musician can watch him as he covers Chris Martin and company's new 'Mylo Xyloto' single 'Paradise.'
In the video, Harper can be seen strumming away on his ukele, which he has dubbed 'Raphael,' and singing the Coldplay tune. Harper nails the falsetto intro of 'Paradise,' and his smooth and soulful vocals continue to sound spot-on as he makes his way through the verses and refrains. This kid can sing, and we're sure this cover would make the British rockers proud.
While the original song Coldplay track is symphonic, with many instruments and musical layers, Harper's cover is subdued and simple, making it that much more interesting. We love that he decided to use the ukele as his only musical accompaniment, because the twang of the little strings matches up with the song's tune beautifully. Kudos, Shane!
If you like what you hear and you want to hear more from Shane Harper, be sure to pick up a copy of his debut self-titled album, which is available for purchase here, and head over to his Facebook page for and exclusive photo contest!
Watch Shane Harper Cover Coldplay's 'Paradise'