Coldplay are the latest artist to perform at NPR’s Tiny Desk.
The British outfit, joined by the For Love Choir, kicked off their set with “Cry Cry Cry,” from their most recent album, Everyday Life. Frontman Chris Martin cut off the performance halfway to remark: “I’m just in fucking heaven right now.”
The notably cheery Martin then brought the audience back in time to 2008 with a gospel-tinged rendition of their hit song, “Viva La Vida.” Later in the show, Coldplay also whipped out a surprise cover of the Prince classic, “1999.” In January, the band performed a duet of “Manic Monday” with Bangles frontwoman Susanna Hoffs at a tribute concert for Prince
Other songs performed during Coldplay’s Tiny Desk include “Broken” and “Champion of the World,” both cuts from Everyday Life. Earlier this year, singers such as Jenny Lewis, Snoh Aalegra and Baby Rose also made appearances at the desk.
Watch Coldplay at the Tiny Desk below: