Coheed and Cambria‘s singer Claudio Sanchez kept it simple and a little eerie in his take on Adele‘s “Hello.” With just a guitar and a microphone, Sanchez performed a sparse, intimate version of the booming ballad.
The “Hello” cover was premiered on Conan O’Brien’s Team CoCo site. While singing the song, the prog rocker ditched his typical theatrical and heavy delivery of his band’s sci-fi adventures for a more subdued, acoustic take on the pop hit. “For my mother, who told me the new Coheed record is just as good, if not better, than the new Adele,” Sanchez wrote in a personal message. “Honestly, what else is a mother supposed to say to her son? I love you, mom.”
In October, Coheed and Cambria released their eighth album, The Color Before the Sun. It is the band’s first non-conceptual album. In January, the band will embark on a tour that will take them across the U.S., U.K. and Europe that will wrap in March.