Watch The xx Cover Beyoncé’s “I Miss You”

Beyoncé’s “I Miss You” is one of those records that just absolutely tears at the fabric of heartache and vulnerability. It’s produced so well — starts calm and glowing and ascends into the closest thing to a well-manicured banshee cry, the layers of vocals each expressing a different tenor of pain. When Frank Ocean revealed his own turbulent romantic past, the song took on a new cutting coat of pain — could this track he penned for Beyoncé be about him? Ouch. But here’s the xx doing a spartan rendition of the pop ballad, flipping it into a duet and mutating it from pull-your-guts-out-for-all-to-see into what feels like sweet nothings whispered to your partner who is far away. Check it out below.