Listen to The Cure’s Robert Smith covering The Twilight Sad

Robert Smith, legendary front-man of The Cure, has dropped his first new song in a really long time – and it’s a stunning cover of There’s a Girl in the Corner by Scottish band The Twilight Sad. The track is from their 2014 album Nobody Wants To Be Here and Nobody Wants To Leave.

It’s one of Smith’s only recorded songs in recent memory. Last year, The Cure released a cover of The Beatles’ Hello Goodbyetheir first track in more than six years.

According to the Guardian, Mogwai‘s Stuart Braithwaite forwarded an email from Robert Smith to The Twilight Sad, in which he stated that he was a fan of the band.

Before we even go any further, I’d just like to point out how insane it is that these guys are all mates on some level. Just imagine that dinner party.

“For as far back as I can remember, we have all been huge fans of The Cure, so reading that was obviously mind blowing – although I was always slightly sceptical, thinking it was maybe Barry Burns from Mogwai trying to pull some elaborate joke on us,” says Andy MacFarlane, guitarist in the Twilight Sad.

Ever the entrepreneurs, the band decided to take this endorsement one step further, and emailed Smith asking if he’d be interested in working on a remix project. He agreed, and upon listening to the album, said it was “BEAUTIFUL.” Instead of remixing a track, Smith chose to cover it.

“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 we’ve ever had.”

Listen right here.

Here’s the original for a comparison:

Source: The Guardian