strangeloved: friendly fires and bat for lashes cover depeche mode

So Gucci has come up with a new fragrance, Gucci Guilty. Who cares, right?

Well, for some reason, some marketer convinced Gucci to release a pair of Depeche Mode covers to commemorate the event. England’s Friendly Fires and Bat For Lashes have both offered up reinterpretations of the Music For The Masses classic “Strangelove.”

The Friendly Fires version is an amusing, loungey take with plenty of reverb on the vocals and a mesmerizing swirl of keys:

Goth songstress Bat For Lashes provides a more faithful version, with cool organic sounds and haunting harmonies:

Of course, it’s really quite impossible to improve on perfection:

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