Chvrches make the 1975’s ‘somebody else’ even moodier in new cover

One of the headiest cuts from The 1975’s sprawling 2016 album, I Like It When You Sleep, for You Are So Beautiful yet So Unaware of It, is “Somebody Else,” a beautiful six minutes of Matty Healy trying not to picture someone he loves moving on with another person. This universality has led the song to covered by a range of artists, perhaps most notably (and faithfully) by Lorde live in concert.

On Thursday (March 15), we got a new cover version thanks to CHVRCHES stopping by BBC Radio 1’s Live Lounge — where some of the best, most inventive contemporary covers happen.

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The clip above reveals Lauren Mayberry and her crew adhering closely to the original’s gauzy sonic atmosphere, still making it sound like a CHVRCHES song all the while. They also performed their new single “Get Out,” which anchors their upcoming third album, Love Is Dead, due out on May 25.