You Don’t Know How Lovely You Are: John Grimes’s Cover Of ‘The Scientist’ Breathes New Life Into Coldplay Classic

Originally from their 2002 album, ‘A Rush Of Blood To The Head’, and featuring on the soundtrack for the film, ‘Wicker Park’, as well as a number of tv shows, Coldplay’s song, ‘The Scientist’, is well-known, and has been covered over the years by many people, including Miley Cyrus, the cast of ‘Glee’, and even Willie Nelson.

Now it’s the turn of Jedward’s John Grimes to put his stamp on the song, which he announced last night on an Instagram livestream, and today released via Twitter and YouTube.

Coldplay - The Scientist (Jedward Cover)

Seated on an antique sofa, singing straight to his phone’s camera, John sings sweetly, accompanied by his Gibson acoustic guitar, and moulds Chris Martin’s words into his own re-imagining.

The story of a scientist whose preoccupation with his work cuts a deep rift in his relationship becomes in John’s hands less a story of doomed love (the original music video shows the scientist’s partner dying in a car accident), but instead one imbued with hope – if only both would give it a chance, and start all over again. The line, “you don’t know how lovely you are”, in John’s treatment, is sung in such a way as to melt even the most stone-cold of hearts.

Listen to John’s cover of ‘The Scientist’:

You can download the video for ‘Extraordinary’ here. Stream ‘Extraordinary’ on Spotify, and Deezer, and download on iTunes, Amazon, and Google Play.

Stream and download ‘Voice Of A Rebel’ here, and buy the CD from Jedward’s official website.

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Read all our other Jedward articles here.

About the author

Lisa has been writing for over 20 years, starting as the entertainment editor on her university newspaper. Since then she's written for Popwrapped, Maximum Pop, Celebmix, and ListenOnRepeat.

Lisa loves all good music, with particular fondness for Jedward and David Bowie. She's interviewed Edward Grimes (Jedward), Kevin Godley, Trevor Horn, Paul Young, Peter Cox (Go West), Brendan B Brown (Wheatus), Bruce Foxton (The Jam), among many many more. Lisa is also available for freelance writing - please email

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