Willie Nelson covers Coldplay

My friend David sent me news that Willie Nelson had covered Coldplay’s “The Scientist.” But I don’t think he knew the whole story. Which is kinda odd but appropriate:

Coldplay’s haunting classic ‘The Scientist’ is performed by country music legend Willie Nelson for the soundtrack of the short film entitled, “Back to the Start.” The film, by film-maker Johnny Kelly, depicts the life of a farmer as he slowly turns his family farm into an industrial animal factory before seeing the errors of his ways and opting for a more sustainable future. Both the film and the soundtrack were commissioned by Chipotle to emphasize the importance of developing a sustainable food system.

And here it is:

UPDATE: Here are some excellent making-of photos.