The Song In The 'X-Men' Super Bowl Trailer Is One Of The Most Badass Coldplay Covers Ever — VIDEO
Sunday night was pretty much the best ever for movie fans — in addition to a copious amount of hilarious, major ads, tons of movies dropped brand new trailers during the presentation of the Super Bowl. One of those movies? X-Men: Apocalypse released a trailer, complete with appearances from stars Jennifer Lawrence, Michael Fassbender, Sophie Turner, and James McAvoy — as well as a haunting rendition of Coldplay's 2001 single, "Don't Panic." But, since it's definitely not Coldplay who's singing the track, it's worth wondering: Who sings the song in the X-Men Super Bowl trailer?
Turns out, the song itself is pretty new, so don't feel bad if you haven't heard it before. It's a cover of "Don't Panic" by 17-year-old recording artist Clairity, and it was just released on iTunes Sunday, Feb. 7 (it hit YouTube a day before that, on Feb. 6) — aka, the same day of the Super Bowl and the X-Men trailer. Basically, it's a brand new track, and one that's likely about to take the world by storm considering it just received one of the biggest debuts a track could... like, ever.
Upon the trailer's release, Clairity herself — whose real name is Claire Rachel Wilkinson — tweeted her excitement and shock at hearing her song in the trailer:
Adorable (and honestly, I'd probably be crying too much to even type correctly, so kudos, girl). She added a special shoutout to Coldplay, who performed the Super Bowl 50 halftime show, soon after:
This truly makes the song's inclusion in the trailer even more special — not to mention makes me want to listen to the track on repeat even more than I already am. Not only are Clairity's vocals epic, but she totally made the already amazing song her own. It's totally badass.
You can check out the trailer below. X-Men: Apocalypse will hit theaters on May 27, 2016.
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