The 1975’s ‘By Your Side’ cover is a little bit special, for a very special cause

The track debuted earlier this evening (Tuesday 21st March).
The 1975 have debuted their cover of Sade’s 2000 cut ‘By Your Side’.

The band are releasing their take as a charity single for War Child, for whom they’re also playing a special low-key show literally-right-now (Tuesday 21st February).

Premiered on MistaJam’s BBC Radio 1 show, it’s a Bon Iver-esque take on the track, drenched in autotune and synthesisers.

“When I was listening to it,” Matty told MistaJam, “I was listening to it with a real sense of modernity and thinking, ‘Wow this is still really, really forward thinking.’ So me and George [Daniel] couldn’t help ourselves … It’s such a beautiful song.”

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