Kid Cudi Reacts To Coldplay’s ‘Day ‘N’ Nite’ Cover


Kid Cudi’s 2008 single “Day ‘N’ Nite” played a major role in setting off his solo career and is still influencing music culture 14 years later. Coldplay’s Chris Martin has long been a fan of the Cudi and decided to have the band release a crispy cover to “Day ‘N’ Nite” as part of their Spotify Singles session on Wednesday (February 23).

“‘Day ‘N’ Nite’ I loved when it came out, and I still love love love it,” Martin relayed in a statement. “This is the first time I think that we’ve really taken proper time to record a cover, because in my head I could hear a version of it quite different from the original, that hopefully just reinforces what a brilliant song it is. One way or another I hope that anyone listening will just think, ‘Wow, Kid Cudi is amazing.’”

The cover also briefly interpolates another Kid Cudi classic in “Soundtrack 2 My Life.” After originally being released on MySpace in 2007, “Day ‘N’ Nite” then served as the lead single heading into the Ohio native’s 2009 Man on the Moon: The End of Day debut album.

Cudder has a friendship with Coldplay’s lead vocalist Chris Martin and described the calming cover as “tasty” when chatting with a fan on Twitter on Tuesday ahead of its arrival.

Its tasty,” he wrote. “Shout out to Chris Martin the WIZARD @coldplay.”

As for Cudi’s current music output, he reunited with influential fashion designer Nigo to provide an assist on his “Want It Bad” single earlier in February.

Watch the original “Day ‘N’ Nite” video above and stream Coldplay’s cover below.