Bastille have covered some great songs in the past, including Lana Del Ray‘s ‘Blue Jeans‘ and ‘The Rhythm of The Night‘ by Corona, and with all the controversy surrounding Miley Cyrus of late, it was only a matter of time before someone covered one of her tracks. Low and behold, the UK band have (in my opinion) far outdone Miss Cyrus with their cover of her single ‘We Can’t Stop’ during their BBC Radio 1 Live Lounge set.
The four-piece always put an unconventional twist on their covers and threw me a bit with this one, starting with the melody to Eminem‘s ‘Lose Yourself’. Before you know it they smoothly transition into the lyrics and melody of ‘We Can’t Stop’. The cover conveys a lot more emotion than the original and Bastille have cleverly changed several of the lyrics including, “Only God can judge you” to “Only dad can judge you”. What’s more, they’ve added a bridge to the track featuring a far better version of Billy Ray Cyrus‘s ‘Achy Breaky Heart’. Who would have thought?
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