CHVRCHES - Tightrope

Covering Janelle Monae...

CHVRCHES might be rightly lauded for their songwriting, but the Glasgow group are also able to re-invent others material with subtle grace.

WIth debut album 'The Bones Of What We Believe' gaining a foothold in the United States, CHVRCHES were recently invited to take part in a special Billboard-led event.

Billboard Women In Music 2013 is a forum to showcase female talent, featuring numerous performances from iconic artists and newcomers.

CHVRCHES opted to cover Janelle Monae's 2010 single 'Tightrope'. Initially a piece of space age funk, the trio stamp their own identity onto the track - slowed down, Lauren Mayberry's voice comes to the fore.

Introducing the song with the hope that those with a position of power in the music industry can affect positive change, Mayberry is embraced in Monae at the end of an emotive performance.

Watch it now.

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CHVRCHES are set to play the following shows:

March
5 Dublin Academy
7 Newcastle Academy
8 Glasgow Barrowland
9 Leeds Met Uni
10 Birmingham Institute
12 Cambridge Junction
13 Cardiff Uni Solus
14 London Forum

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