robert smith covers crystal castles

Well, not exactly. Crystal Castles covered Platinum Blonde‘s “Not In Love” on the quite good Crystal Castles II. Now the Canadian duo have enlisted the great Robert Smith to lend his vocals to a new version of the track.

The single will be released via Fiction on December 6, but it’s making the rounds today. It’s certainly more electronic than anything The Cure has ever done, but Robert’s plaintive voice just fits:

For reference, here’s the album version with the heavily effected vocals of producer Ethan Kath:

And just for grins, here’s the original source material. Ladies and gentlemen, Platinum Blonde:

Yes, that was real.


One thought on “robert smith covers crystal castles

  1. KentButabi

    RSX sings so much differently than he used to. Pretty evident on this track. It's ok, but perhaps there'll be a remix w/o that screeching?Thanks.

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