The London band, whose debut album ‘Silver Tongues’ arrived last year, posted their dark spin on the hit song yesterday (May 25). It arrived with a surreal accompanying video which was filmed during quarantine.
Titled ‘Blinding Lights Lockdown’, the visuals see Crows lounging around their respective homes, exercising and enjoying the Robbie Williams biography Feel. Later, the ‘Blinding Lights’ lyrics appear across a TV screen before we’re presented with a Shrek-inspired ‘Lockdown Swamp Boys’ doodle.
In the video’s caption, Crows paid tribute to the National Health Service for their efforts in tackling the coronavirus pandemic. “Stay safe and god bless the NHS,” they wrote.
The cover marks Crows’ first music since their 2019 debut album. In a four-star review of the record, NME wrote: “It might have been a long time coming, but ‘Silver Tongues’ picks up exactly where they left off: back on top as one of Britain’s most thrilling rising bands.”
Meanwhile, The Weeknd recently postponed his ‘After Hours’ UK and world tour until 2021 due to the ongoing health crisis. The run of shows will now begin next June.