Band played cover during BBC Radio 1 live session
Drenge have recorded a cover of Taylor Swift’s ‘Bad Blood’ for BBC Radio 1.
The cover version of Swift’s single, which first featured on her ‘1989’ album and was recently given an all-star video and Kendrick Lamar remix was performed during the band’s session for Annie Mac and broadcast last night (June 23).
Listen to Drenge cover ‘Bad Blood’ below:
Drenge released their second album ‘Undertow’ in April. The band explained the role both Fleetwood Mac and Kanye West played in making of the LP, with drummer Rory Loveless telling NME: “We spoke to Kanye West [on the set of Later… With Jools Holland in 2014]. He was talking about wanting to put more aggression into his music, but I think we’ve kind of backed off from that a little bit,” he said.
Meanwhile, Taylor Swift is celebrating after convincing Apple to pay artists royalties during the three month trial period for its new streaming service, Apple Music.
On Saturday (June 20), a spokesperson for Swift confirmed that her album ‘1989’ would not appear on the service when it launches on June 30. Swift later wrote an open letter to Apple criticising their new streaming service, calling it “unfair” and “disappointing”.
The tech giant had previously stated a policy of not paying musicians, producers, songwriters or rights holders during the three-month free trial of their upcoming streaming service. However, after the open letter was published, the company performed a u-turn and confirmed that it will be compensating artists during the trial.