New Release: Bombay Bicycle Club – Lose You To Love Me, ft. Rae Morris

Bombay Bicycle Club have shared their cover of Selena Gomez’s ‘Lose You To Love Me’ in the latest Spotify Singles release.

Joined by longstanding collaborator Rae Morris to share vocals, the band recorded ‘Lose You To Love Me’ and a complete reimagining of their recent single ‘I Can Hardly Speak’ at London’s Abbey Road Studios.

In stark contrast to the Selena Gomez cover (which the band first aired live in the Radio 1 Live Lounge earlier this year to props from Gomez herself), their reworking of ‘I Can Hardly Speak’ rebuilds the song from its roots up, layering up more traditional acoustic instrumentation including a string section, flute, oboe and medieval folk instrument, the hurdy gurdy; a largely forgotten string instrument, beloved of the renaissance era. It takes the blueprint of the original recording, and reinvents it into something altogether more reflective, slower paced and intricate.

Like so many artists right across the globe, Bombay Bicycle Club were preparing themselves for a huge summer of festival performances, including headline slots at All Points East and Truck Festival, before the Coronavirus put paid to those plans before they’d even started.

The band’s new album, Everything Else Has Gone Wrong, marked an explosive comeback at the start of the year following several years hiatus.

Driving more than three billion streams since the program began in 2017, Spotify Singles was created to give artists an opportunity to record new versions of their own songs, and the songs of the artists they love. The Singles scope includes a unique version of each artist’s own song (Side A) and a cover song of their choosing (Side B). To date, there have been over 300 Singles recorded as part of the program.

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