Mumford & Sons appeared on a special episode of BBC Radio One’s Live Lounge accompanied by Pêtr Aleksänder and the London Contemporary Orchestra. As part of its set, the band chose to perform an incredibly lush arrangement of Ariana Grande’s hit “Breathin.”
“Breathin” is one of the most carefully produced singles on Sweetener, with all of Ilya and Max Martin’s studio wizardry and many layers of Ariana’s studio vocals pulled together to create the radio version of the track. The cover may not have Ariana’s soaring vocals, but it is amazing how a top band with a full orchestra can add all the same depth live while creating an entirely different version of the same song.
Check out Mumford & Sons’ live orchestral performance of the song below. Continue Reading →