This week, the Scottish synthpop trio Chvrches released their debut album The Bones Of What You Believe, and we made it our Album Of The Week. And in a recent BBC radio session for Zane Lowe, the group affirmed their starry-eyed pop-music credentials by covering a classic of the form: Whitney Houston’s heart-scraped 1999 tech-soul monster “It’s Not Right But It’s Okay.” The clap-heavy arrangement is interesting, and even if Lauren Mayberry isn’t anywhere near being the singer Houston was, it’s still pretty powerful to hear her delivering all that sentiment in her deeply empathetic voice. Listen below.

The Bones Of What You Believe is out now on Glassnote.

Comments (7)
  1. Eh. Not a very interesting melody or beat, also does not compliment Mayberry’s voice at all.

    • I agree, the whole idea of this song is indignation regaining your confidence by re-vindicating your self respect. Not a fan of Whitney (I sually can’t stand most of her stuff), but this is an excellent song and needs a performer with matches its attitude, which is not the case of Mayberry.

  2. Sorry, but the big Chvrches single sux, and if they hafe a V in their name where there shovld be a U, den they should be MUCH more Witchouse-y.

    SALEM and OOOooOOOOOOOoOOOoO where you AT bros

    Aside – on second thought, chillwave rules, wish i realized when the craze hit.

  3. Yeah it’s pretty bland.

  4. hmmm…..people should NOT cover a Whitney song. Just don´t do it, there is no chance in hell to come even close.
    She does have a lovely voice though.

  5. Nothing says “innovative band” like covering Whitney Houston!

    Ready for indie rock to start getting a little more subversive again…

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