Photo by Sohrab Nafici
Why do English rock bands love our pop stars so much? Is it some geeky form of appropriation or the pasty ones hoping to steal them away from their rapper/athlete husbands? Regardless, like The Vaccines or Two Door Cinema Club before them, UK goth rockers The Horrors tackled Beyoncé’s “Best Thing I Never Had” during their recent visit to the BBC Radio 1. Reworking the song from fierce anthem to a decidedly Smiths-ian weep-fest, the lads struck the perfect balance between the sass of the original and their own depressing sound. Check it out below (via Cover Me).
And, for comparison’s sake, check out the music video for the original: