Smith takes on the Scottish band's 'There’s a Girl in the Corner'
Smith’s cover will feature as a B-side to the Scottish band’s ‘It Never was the Same’ single, out June 15. It will be the last single from the Scottish band’s latest album, ‘Nobody Wants to be Here and Nobody Wants to Leave’, released in October 2014. Listen to the song below.
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The cover came about after Mogwai’s Stuart Braithwaite, whose Rock Action label sometimes employs Twilight Sad singer James Graham, received an email from Smith saying he was a fan of 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 – although I was always slightly sceptical, thinking it was maybe Barry Burns from Mogwai trying to pull some elaborate joke on us,” Twilight Sad guitarist Andy MacFarlane told The Guardian.
He continued: “After we recorded ‘Nobody Wants To Be Here And Nobody Wants to Leave’ I sent it to Robert to have a listen, and he said it was ‘BEAUTIFUL’. We wanted to do something special for the ‘It Never Was the Same’ single, as it was going to be the last release from the album. I knew it was a pretty far-fetched idea, but thought I might as well chance my arm and ask Robert if he’d be up for covering one of our songs to feature as a double A-side. I couldn’t believe it when he replied, saying he’d like to cover ‘There’s a Girl in the Corner’.
“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. 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.”
Last year, Smith revealed to NME that the group’s next album will be a mix of brand new material and unused material from 2008’s ‘4:13 Dream’, their most recent record. Smith said he wanted that album to be a double, but just a single album was eventually released.