Listen To Bat For Lashes Covering Rihanna’s ‘We Found Love’

Listen to Bat For Lashes cover Rihanna’s smash hit “We Found Love.”

British indie singer Natasha Khan aka Bat For Lashes has been super busy lately– so far she’s revealed two enchanting videos for singles “Laura” and “All My Gold,” both from her upcoming album, The Haunted Man, which drops Oct. 23. Now the experimental singer-songwriter has taken a step in a poppier direction, which is to cover Rihanna and Calvin Harris‘ club banger “We Found Love.” This development doesn’t seem too surprising to us — both ladies tend to skew toward the darker side of the indie/pop spectrum, and both kinda like to show up naked on album art. So there ya go!

Listen to Bat For Lashes covering Rihanna’s “We Found Love” after the jump.

Originally recorded for Zane Lowe’s BBC1 radio show, Bat For Lashes’ version of “We Found Love” doesn’t quite pack the same punch without Calvin Harris’ synths, but the toned-down track is not without its own beauty. The song begins slowly, led by a soft drumbeat, and showcases Natasha’s vocals, which are surrounded by smoky, dramatic strings and subtle chimes. We wouldn’t take this track to the club, but heck if we wouldn’t sit contemplatively with it in a coffee shop or walking through the rain on a Tuesday night. And we mean that in the best way possible.

+ Listen to Bat For Lashes covering Rihanna’s “We Found Love.”

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