Less than a month after the release of their third studio album, Love Is Dead, CHVRCHES have another treat in store for fans. The Scottish synth-poppers tipped their hats to Rihanna on Wednesday (June 13) with a cover of her Mikky Ekko duet “Stay.”
Recorded at Spotify Studios in New York City, CHVRCHES’ “Stay” exhibits a surprisingly acoustic side to the electronica trio. Where Rihanna’s deep vocals mesh perfectly with the backing piano of her version, CHVRCHES frontwoman Lauren Mayberry dances above it with her characteristically fairylike voice. No matter who sings the lovelorn ballad, it’s bound to leave few dry eyes.
Along with the cover, the band also stripped down “Get Out,” the initial single release from Love Is Dead. Listen to their Rihanna tribute below: