Robert Smith covers The Twilight Sad’s There's A Girl In The Corner

Feature by News Team | 22 May 2015
  • The Cure's Robert Smith

The Cure frontman Robert Smith has shared his cover of The Twilight Sad’s There’s A Girl In The Corner ahead of its physical release in June.

Smith’s cover will be released as a double A-side single with It Never Was the Same, the video for which was released earlier this month. The original track is taken from the Kilsyth trio’s fourth album Nobody Wants to be Here and Nobody Wants to Leave, which has been nominated for the Scottish Album Of The Year award and was named our readers’ album of 2014.

Twilight Sad guitarist Andy MacFarlane admitted in an interview with The Guardian that when Smith's interest in the band's work was first mooted, they thought "it was maybe Barry Burns from Mogwai, trying to pull some elaborate joke on us."

Macfarlane said: "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."

It Was Never The Same/There’s A Girl In The Corner is out on 7’’ vinyl on 15 Jun, via Fat Cat.


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