Field Guide and Begonia have teamed up for a live video for their cover of Coldplay’s “Parachutes,” premiering now on Indie88.
The track comes from Field Guide’s recently announced Coldplay covers album. That record features collaborations with artists like Dizzy, Lizzy McAlpine, and, of course, Begonia. Today’s preview is an intimate, stripped back rendition of “Parachute.” It revolves around beautiful harmonies and a stripped back guitar line. The accompanying video sees Begonia and Field Guide performing beneath blue and pink lighting.
“Coldplay was one of the first bands that I discovered on my own as a kid,” Field Guide explains. “Their early records have played an important role in my development as a songwriter. Originally I had planned to perform Parachutes in its entirety with my band in Toronto, when live playing disappeared from the realm of possibility I shifted gears and decided to take the idea into studio land.”
Watch the live performance video for “Parachutes” below.
“My pal and co-producer Kris Ulrich and I began the project in January 2021 just outside of Riding Mountain National Park where my family has a little cabin,” Field Guide continues. “The frigid outside temperature and roaring wood stove set the tone for a cozy and intimate take on a classic album. With the help of friends and collaborators in Winnipeg, the record quickly took shape. It’s tricky trying to re-produce an album that is so well done and well loved but I’m really proud of where the album ended up living. The addition of some wonderful guest vocalists (Begonia, Lizzy McAlpine, and Dizzy’s Katie Munshaw) gave us further opportunity to explore new territory and present these songs in an interesting light.”
In addition to “Parachutes,” Field Guide covers famous Coldplay tracks like “Yellow,” “Shiver,” and “Don’t Panic.”
Check out the tracklist for the album below.
01 – “Don’t Panic”
02 – “Shiver”
03 – “Spies”
04 – “Sparks (feat. Dizzy)”
05 – “Yellow (feat. Lizzy McAlpine)”
06 – “Trouble”
07 – “Parachutes (feat. Begonia)”
08 – “High Speed”
09 – “We Never Change”
10 – “Everything’s Not Lost”
Field Guide is also embarking on a fall tour with support from Georgia Harmer. In early 2022, he’ll be supporting Leif Vollebekk on some rescheduled dates. Check out the tour dates below.
Field Guide Tour Dates:
Fri, Oct 29 – Los Angeles, CA – Hotel Café
Mon, Nov 1 – New York, NY – Rockwood
Wed, Nov 3 – Montreal, QC – Bar L’escogriffe*
Fri, Nov 5 – Hamilton, ON – Mill’s Hardware
Sat, Nov 6 – Toronto, ON – Dakota Tavern*
Sun, Nov 7 – Ottawa, ON – Live On Elgin*
Thu, Jan 27 – Winnipeg, MB – The Park Theatre^
Fri, Jan 28 – Saskatoon, SK – Broadway Theatre^
Sat, Jan 29 – Edmonton, AB – Union Hall^
Tues, Feb 1 – Vancouver, BC – Vogue Theatre^
Wed, Feb 2 – Victoria, BC – Capital Ballroom^
Fri, Feb 4 – Calgary, AB – Macewan Ballroom^
Sat, Feb 5 – Regina, SK – The Exchange^
* With Georgia Harmer
^ Supporting Leif Vollebekk
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