Watch Sufjan Stevens And Gallant Cover “Purple Rain” At Coachella

The two artists paid tribute to the late Prince last night.

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Word of Prince's sudden and unexpected departure this week have rocked the world, exemplifying that his influence and presence was felt among artists across every musical spectrum. From a moment of silence during a concert, to tributes, to social media nods, to an outpouring of personal stories, this has been a week clearly defined by the loss of one of the most pivotal artists of a generation.

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So when rising R&B singer Gallant came out during American folk artist Sufjan Stevens's set at Coachella last night, the two artists provided a very heartfelt sendoff to the late artist with a rendition of one of his most recognised songs.

Watch their performance of "Purple Rain" below.

If you've never seen the 1984 film Purple Rain, AMC Theatres are playing the film across the United States beginning today.

Watch Sufjan Stevens And Gallant Cover “Purple Rain” At Coachella