The singer chose to reinterpret the south London singer’s ‘Wildest Moments’, which features on her 2012 debut album ‘Devotion’. Watch Howard’s performance below.
Howard’s performance marked the last ever Live Lounge hosted by Fearne Cotton, who completed her final show for Radio 1 today (May 22).
Fearne Cotton confirmed the news of her departure in February, with Chart Show host Clara Amfo announced as her replacement. The host of the daily mid-morning show joined Radio 1 in 2005 and leaves after a decade at the station. She played Lana Del Rey‘s ‘Video Games’ as her last song.
Following the likes of Kasabian, Sam Smith, Ed Sheeran, Chvrches and more paying tribute to the presenter, both Coldplay’s Chris Martin and Tom Odell wrote songs especially for the occasion.
Martin’s song includes the lyrics, “Oh Fearne you made all of my mornings fly, Like the sun bursting through a cloudy sky, And you’ll be great at anything that you wanna try, Now it’s hard, but it’s time for us to say goodbye”. Listen to both songs here.
Ben Howard will headline Wilderness Festival, which takes place from August 6 to 9 at Cornbury Park, Oxfordshire. He joins fellow headliners Björk and George Clinton.
Howard will also headline new east London festival Citadel. Bombay Bicycle Club will also headline the event, which takes place on July 19 in London’s Victoria Park.