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HAIM Covers Beyonce's 'XO' For BBC: Watch
Last week, Beyonce performed her anthemic "XO" for the first time on television during the BRIT Awards; this week, the track was performed once again in the U.K., although with another group delivering a highly unique presentation of the track. Watch the sisters of HAIM love you like "XO" on BBC Radio 1's Live Lounge:
Este Haim is tasked with replicating the vocal power of Queen Bey on the cover, and the bassist does an admirable job of channeling her inner Yonce in the studio. Unlike a few other Radio 1 cover performances, HAIM's "XO" is musically faithful to the original, with the song's power coming from the steady beat, synth flourishes and callback harmonies in the chorus.
On Monday (Feb. 24), HAIM released a throwback music video for their "Days Are Gone" track "If I Could Change Your Mind." Meanwhile, Beyonce's "Partition" is finally available for streaming on VEVO.