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Listen: The Cure’s Robert Smith Covers The Twilight Sad’s “There’s a Girl in the Corner”

Nobody Wants to Be Here and Nobody Wants to Leave Out Now via FatCat

May 22, 2015 The Cure Bookmark and Share

Scotland’s The Twilight Sad have enlisted Robert Smith of The Cure to cover their song “There’s a Girl in the Corner.” It will be released as AA-side single with “It Never Was the Same” on June 15 via FatCat. “It Never Was the Same” and the original version of “There’s a Girl in the Corner” can both be found on the band’s 2014-released fourth album, Nobody Wants to Be Here and Nobody Wants to Leave.

Twilight Sad guitarist Andy MacFarlane was interviewed by The Guardian about how the collaboration had come about. Stuart Braithwaite from Mogwai forwarded an email from Smith in which he said he was a fan of The Twilight Sad. “For as far back as I can remember, we have all been huge fans of the Cure, so reading that was obviously mind blowing,” MacFarlane told The Guardian, revealing that he initially worried that Mogwai were playing a joke on them.

“After we recorded Nobody Wants To Be Here And Nobody Wants To Leave I sent it to Robert to have a listen, and he said it was ‘BEAUTIFUL,’” continued MacFarlane in the Guardian interview. “We wanted to do something special for the ‘It Never Was the Same’ single, as it was going to be the last release from the album. I knew it was a pretty far fetched idea but thought I might as well chance my arm and ask Robert if he’d be up for covering one of our songs to feature as a double A-side. I couldn’t believe it when he replied saying he’d like to cover ‘There’s a Girl in the Corner.’

“He sent it over when we were playing San Francisco in March, and we listened to it over and over in the van, driving out after the gig. Hearing someone that we’ve all looked up to for so long sing and play one of our songs is definitely one of the most surreal moments that we’ve ever had.”

Check out the cover below, followed by the original.


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