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CHVRCHES Leave the Synths at Home for a Stark Cover of Rihanna's "Stay"

The trio's 'Spotify Singles' mini-EP also includes an acoustic version of "Get Out," the lead single from their new album 'Love Is Dead.'

by Alex Robert Ross
14 June 2018, 8:33am

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Scottish indie-pop trio CHVRCHES released their Spotify Singles yesterday. The two-song mini-EP is a departure, completely drained of the synthesisers that have always coursed through their euphoric melodies. Instead, they turn their own "Get Out" and a cover of Rihanna's Unapologetic hit "Stay" into straightforward acoustic tracks. If you found Love Is Dead – the band's third LP, released last month – too routine, then the fluttering guitars and upright pianos that back lead singer Lauren Mayberry here won't do much to excite you. But Mayberry does still have a crystalline voice, and "Stay" gives her the opportunity to find a few more blue notes. Listen to it in full below.

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This article originally appeared on Noisey US.