2:54 have covered Paramore’s 2013 single “Now” for Rookie. The British sister duo turn the track into a wispy, gloomy slow-building ballad. “Paramore’s song just sums up dedication for us. It’s about hope and determination. It’s about believing in something and fighting for it, and being in a band is a belief system in itself. It’s an empowering song,” Colette Thurlow explained. “Hayley Williams is such a superb singer. We saw Paramore last year at Reading Festival. Their set was was disrupted by some technical problems, but Hayley Williams was just so pro, she held it down so well.” Listen and compare it with the original below.
2:54’s latest album, The Other I, is out now via Bella Union.