CHVRCHES covered Calvin Harris & Rihanna's "This is What You Came For" and it was AMAZING
We love it when artists pay homage to our faves with unique cover songs, so we’re totally feeling this CHVRCHES cover of “This is What You Came For,” Calvin Harris and Rihanna’s infectious dance collaboration.
Per Billboard, the Scottish electronica band took on Harris and Rihanna’s huge hit during a recent BBC performance, and given the group’s past success with cover songs, we expected their spin on the song to be equally amazing. Needless to say, they didn’t disappoint. It’s not much of a drastic departure from the original with the exception of CHVRCHES singer Lauren Mayberry taking over Rihanna’s vocals. Meanwhile, Harris’ production is swapped for a more laid-back, synthesized sound.
Pretty smooth, right?
If you’re not acquainted with CHVRCHES’ stellar cover song reputation, then we invite you to start with their super fresh approach to Justin Timberlake’s “Cry Me a River”:
Behold their chill-inducing cover of Justin Bieber’s “What Do You Mean?”:
Oh, and don’t sleep on their original songs. They kick ass too. “Never Ending Circles” is one of our faves:
“Bury It” is off the group’s latest album:
If you’re not completely fangirling over them, you have some major catching up to do.