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Scarlett Johansson’s band Sugar for Sugar covers New Order’s “Bizarre Love Triangle” — listen

on September 22, 2016, 1:10pm

October 7th brings the release of The Time Is Now, a new charity covers compilation benefitting amfAR, The Foundation for AIDS Research. Due out from Republic Records/Mass Appeal Records, the album features updates of classic ’80s jams from the likes of Phantogram (Phil Collins’ “Take Me Home”), Lower Dens (Hall & Oates’ “Maneater”), and Aloe Blacc (Michael Jackson’s “Billie Jean”). It also includes a cover of New Order’s “Bizarre Love Triangle” by Scarlett Johansson’s band Sugar for Sugar.

Sugar for Sugar is essentially Johansson’s previous short-lived supergroup, The Singles, minus Este Haim — it features Holly Miranda, Julia Haltigan, and Kendra Morris. Together, they keep things relatively faithful to New Order’s new wave hit, adding a touch more neon to the synth notes and percussion. Take a listen below.

For comparison, listen to the original:

The Time is Now Tracklist:
01. “Take Me Home” (Phil Collins) — Phantogram
02. “Bizarre Love Triangle” (New Order) — Sugar for Sugar
03. “Under The Milky Way” (The Church) — Metric
04. “Whip It” (Devo) — Brazilian Girls
05. “Rio” (Duran Duran) — Bebel Gilberto
06. “What’s Love Got to Do With It” (Tina Turner) — DNCE
07. “Billie Jean”(Michael Jackson) — Aloe Blacc
08. “Do You Really Want to Hurt Me” (Culture Club) — Dita Von Teese and Sebastien Tellier
09. “Maneater” (Hall & Oates) — Lower Dens
10. “Genius of Love” (Tom Tom Club) — Chaos Chaos and Slow Magic
11. “I Wanna Dance With Somebody (Who Loves Me)” (Whitney Houston) — Marian Hill
12. “Pride (In the Name of Love)” (U2) — LP
13. “Lovesong” (The Cure) — Yuna
14. “Dance Hall Days” (Wang Chung) — Theophilus London

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