Listen to Chvrches’ danced-up “Falling” cover.
I have two great music loves right now: L.A. rock ’n’ blues sisters HAIM and Glasgow, Scotland’s synth-pop outfit Chvrches. For one thing, both bands are generating major buzz across the internet (Pitchfork, Slate, NME, Consequence Of Sound, and Idolator are all on board), AND neither has a problem punching out their own attention-grabbing, hooky material (“Forever,” “Recover“), or paying homage to fellow musicians with the occasional cover (see: HAIM tackling “Hold Me” by Fleetwood Mac and Chvrches’ remix of MS MR’s “Hurricane“). But today we’ve got a brand-new Chvrches cover: an electronically enhanced take on HAIM’s “Falling.”
Listen to Chvrches’ “Falling” cover after the jump.
Performing at BBC Radio 1’s Live Lounge Late, Chvrches stays true to HAIM’s basic rhythm and melody, but they cleverly revamp “Falling” into a blippy, electro-tinged cut that showcases Lauren Mayberry’s high-pitched vocals. Cleverly replacing the sisters’ breathy staccato inhales with an avalanche of bloops, bleeps, synths, and choppy drum machines, what used to be a sincere rock ’n’ roll ballad has been transformed into a shimmering summertime dance floor banger. (But only the kind of dance floors that exist in sweaty, Brooklyn basements. Just in case that wasn’t clear.)
“Fall” in love again below, and look out for Chvrches’ debut album, The Bones Of What You Believe, when it drops Sept. 23.
+ Listen to Chvrches’ “Falling” cover.
Photo credit: BBC Radio