Mashup Mondays: She Wants Revenge
She Wants Revenge at Billboard Studios.

SoCal electronic/alt-rock duo She Wants Revenge takes Brit soul belter Adele's chart topper "Rolling In The Deep" in a decidedly western direction in this week's Mashup Mondays installment.

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SHE WANTS REVENGE AT BILLBOARD
She Wants Revenge at Billboard

"When we really broke it down and said 'what should we do?', it seemed like Adele was the biggest reach," She Wants Revenge singer/multi-instrumentalist Justin Warfield says of the duo's ambitious decision to cover Adele's hit. "Nobody can sing like her and it was so intimidating, I was like, 'Ok, let's do that one!"

In order to put its own stamp on Adele's mid-tempo heartbreaker, which peaked at No. 1 on the Hot 100 and has spent all summer in the top 10, She Wants Revenge got out the acoustic guitars and added handclaps for a somewhat western rock feel.

The twosome, which is rounded out by bassist/multi-instrumentalist Adam Bravin, is modest about its own abilities ("I think were Adele to cover a She Wants Revenge song she would find it incredibly limiting," laughs Warfield); but that's misleading. In the six years since forming, SWR has seen its self-titled debut climb to No. 3 on the Dance/Electronic Albums chart, toured with Depeche Mode, and launched all three of its records onto the Billboard 200 -- including its new one, "Valleyheart," which hit stores in May. Check out SWR performing its own current song, "Tear You Apart," in the video player below.

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She Wants Revenge performs "Tear You Apart" live at Billboard.com's studios.

She Wants Revenge Q&A

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