Listen to Robert Smith’s Cover of the Twilight Sad’s ‘There’s a Girl in the Corner’
Scottish post-punk outfit the Twilight Sad have a very special superfan: the Cure’s Robert Smith. And now Smith has expressed his fondness of the band with a cover of their song, “There’s a Girl in the Corner,” which will appear as a B-side for the Twilight Sad’s latest single. Take a listen below:
It all started when Smith sent an email to Mogwai’s Stuart Braithwaite, commenting that he's a fan of the Scottish three-piece. The Mogwai frontman then forwarded the email on to the band.
“For as far back as I can remember, we have all been huge fans of the Cure, so reading that was obviously mind blowing,” the Twilight Sad’s Andy MacFarlane told The Guardian, “although I was always slightly skeptical, thinking it was maybe Barry Burns from Mogwai trying to pull some elaborate joke on us.”
The email was the real deal, and it eventually inspired the band to enlist Smith to cover a song from their most recent album, last year’s Nobody Wants to Be Here and Nobody Wants to Leave. Smith obliged with the newly minted cover of “There’s a Girl,” which will now act as the B-side to the Twilight Sad’s latest single, “It Was Never the Same,” which will arrive June 15 via FatCat Records.
“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,” MacFarlane said. “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 we’ve ever had.”
Compare Smith's rendition to the original below: