26 Mar '18, 7am

Review: Chvrches’ minimalist cover of Beyoncé’s “XO” is fantastic https://t.co/XGdzVNVqMy

Review: Chvrches’ minimalist cover of Beyoncé’s “XO” is fantastic https://t.co/XGdzVNVqMy

Having sworn off liability, the band turns in a consciously stripped-down rendition of the blockbuster single; its performance of the song is a fillip to the truism that the best songs can have their frills dismantled and presented in the simplest (read: acoustic) incarnation and still sound great. In the hands of the trio, “XO” is simultaneously miniaturised and magnified. The mode of Mayberry singing over plinking piano keys and an acoustic guitar, employed primarily for emotional accent, is a straightforward one. But in mining from a tradition of straight-for-the-heart, complexity-averse love songs, Chvrches surfaces with a powerful, beyond-effective listening experience.

Full article: https://juice.com.sg/review-chvrches-minimalist-cover-bey...

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