March 11, 2014


Chvrches Praise Lorde With "Team" Cover

Scottish electro-pop trio Chvrches have never met a song they didn't want to cover, and so far, we've never met a Chvrches cover we didn't thoroughly enjoy.

Today we have their take on "Team," Lorde's second Top 10 hit in the U.S. from her Pure Heroine album, for BBC Radio 1 Live Lounge.

In their hands, Lorde's modern pop gem is recast as an 808-heavy New Order b-side. While Lorde always sounds like she's singing from the depths of her stomach, Lauren Mayberry's high-register voice resides in a twinkling stratosphere, which gives Chvrches version a less casual, more fragile feel.

Prior to their performance, Chvrches tell BBC 1 that Tegan & Sara or Cat Power are their picks for artists who should cover their signature song "Recover." No arguments from us.

Watch it above and if you missed it, hear their surprisingly effective version of Bauhaus' bleak "Bela Lugosi's Dead."