The 1975 have unveiled a brand new song in the form of a Sade cover. By Your Side see’s Matty and the boys take on her iconic track released back in 2000, with all proceeds of the track going straight to the British organisation, WarChild. A charity providing aid to the children suffering in war torn countries.

This cover, which premiered on MistaJam’s Radio 1 show yesterday (21/02/17), sees the band experiment more with vocal layering, whilst sticking to their signature ultra-smooth production, delicate crooning and creating a visual setting through the form of sleek synths. Frontman, Matty Healey, praised the songs lyrics and declared it a song that musicians like Kanye West and Bon Iver try to emulate.

This cover is the band’s first release since their groundbreaking second LP, I Like It When You Sleep, for You Are So Beautiful yet So Unaware of It, released back in March last year. The band are also set to embark on their tour North America this spring.

Words by Connor Spilsbury-Brown

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