Taking on a cover may be walking on already common ground, but it shows how versatile artists can be. Kent-based artist Siimon has done just that in his new rendition of a Coldplay classic, ‘In My Place‘. Celebrating the anniversary of Coldplay’s ‘A Rush of Blood To The Head’, Siimon has revealed his take on the unique album.
A euphonious retake of the entire Coldplay album arranged for string quartet and piano, Siimon’s vocals provide the lead. Recorded live at Ash church in Kent towards the end of 2021, the album was produced by acclaimed producer Paddy Byrne, known best for his work with the likes of Tom Grennan, Paloma Faith, Will Young and Olly Murs.
The lead track, Siimons’ rendition of the track ‘In My Place’ is melodically uplifting and beautifully composed, giving the track a unique twist whilst paying homage to the original. The album was recorded with top string quartet Solas Strings who has worked with top acts including Duran Duran, So Solid Crew, Danny O’Donoghue (The Script), Rick Wakeman and Rebecca Ferguson.
Ultimately being a fan of Coldplay’s work, Siimon has covered much of their discography, however ‘In My Place’ is a stand out to him. This idea of unreciprocated love is expressed throughout the track and the use of the violins really help to convey that feeling of sorrow and sadness.
Siimons musical talent doesn’t stop at being a tribute to Chris Martin, he is the co-founder of The Songwriting Academy which is incredibly successful in helping aspiring songwriters as well as working with already established artists. The faculty of musical mentors at The Songwriting Academy has sold over 1 billion records between them.
“In My Place” pays ode to the already fantastic single, but Siimon surely does make it his own.