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LISTEN: The 1975 Cover Sade

By: Maura O'Malley

February 22, 2017

The 1975 released a new track—the first since their second LP, I Like It When You Sleep, for You Are So Beautiful yet So Unaware, dropped—and this one’s a cover of Sade’s “By Your Side.”

The 1975 covered the Top 20 hit in order to raise money for War Child, a charity that helps children in war-torn countries.

Sade, a British group, first released “By Your Side” back in 2000. And while the original had an acoustic-pop feel, this remake is all about that synth, oozing with a sound reminiscent of Bon Iver. Interestingly enough, The 1975’s Matthew Healy drew comparisons between Sade’s 2000 hit and Bon Iver’s current work.

Either way, it’s safe to say The 1975 put their own mark on the song.

This spring, they’ll start their North American tour. First stop: Mexico City.